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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

It's The People, Stupid!

On the same day that Bush will again spew forth his wretched, bilious agenda in his State of the Union address, this interesting study has come out of the journal Health Affairs. It seems that while Bush has been parading around doctors who have lost their practices because of what he claims to be "frivilous lawsuits," it is discovered that half (that's right half) of all U.S. bankruptcies are claimed by middle-class workers who, because of injuries, have incurred insurmountable medical debts. These are workers with and without some form of health insurance. The number also includes about 700,000 children.

So, while Bush feels that health reform hinges on protecting the insurance industry, analysts who have studied the findings are arguing that complete health coverage is more beneficial and useful to the general public.

Unfortunately, Bush is more concerned about his wealthy constituencey. Be wary of what he says tonight. The Peach is certain that it will be riddled with lies and deception, which will keep us busy digging through the trash to expose the truth. What else is new?


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