Why cost shouldn't stop health-care reform

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Author(s) Kirsten Powers
Source New York Post
Date December 14, 2009
URL http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/why_cost_shouldn_stop_reform_JX4ASMQs5aCn3QDGXVGPxN
Quotes-start.png "The nonpartisan Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, estimated in 2002 -- when fewer Americans were uninsured than are today -- that 18,000 adults age 25-64 died in 2000 because they were uninsured. Based on the IOM's methodology and later Census Bureau estimates of insurance coverage, the Urban Institute finds that from 2000 to 2006, 137,000 people died due to lack of health insurance -- 22,000 in 2006 alone." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Act should be passed on the topic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.