Calling John Edwards...
CDC: Number Of Uninsured Adults Rises
2 Million More Americans Joined Ranks Of Uninsured In 2006, Report Says
(AP) The number of adults without health insurance jumped by 2 million from 2005 to 2006, according to a new federal report.
Uninsured Americans numbered 43.6 million last year, a 6 percent increase from 2005, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Almost all the increase was in the non-elderly adult population — a trend attributed to diminishing employer coverage and pricier private insurance.
What exactly does it take to convince people that the system is not just broken, but on a freakin' respirator?
Let's see if "Sicko" opening this weekend puts any more of a spotlight on this despicable situation.