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44,000 Americans Die!

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    Health Care - 44,000 Americans Die!

    Written by Jim Kirwan

    Auscom | pnhp

    Yes that number is correct, and most of those that die are children that get no medical care in this nation, every year: Because the nation values making war upon strangers over taking care of the most basic needs of American citizens. The numbers claim that this is from the lack of Health-Insurance; but that's a lie-they die because there is no CARE being provided whether people are insured or not
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    The 44,000 dead a year estimate is about two-and-a-half times higher than an estimate from the Institute of Medicine in 2002.

    The Harvard-based researchers found that uninsured, working-age Americans have a 40 percent higher risk of death than their privately insured counterparts, up from a 25 percent excess death rate found in 1993.

    "The uninsured have a higher risk of death when compared to the privately insured, even after taking into account socioeconomics, health behaviors and baseline health," said lead author Dr. Andrew Wilper. "We doctors have many new ways to prevent deaths from hypertension, diabetes and heart disease - but only if patients can get into our offices and afford their medications."

    "Historically, every other developed nation has achieved universal health care through some form of nonprofit national health insurance," said study co-author Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a professor of medicine at Harvard and a primary care physician in Cambridge, Massachusetts. "Our failure to do so means that all Americans pay higher health care costs, and 45,000 pay with their lives." (1)

    As a people we have disregarded history, so we repeat the same mistakes over and over and over again: to the point that we are now back to that place in time when vast numbers of Americans are now little more than sharecroppers, working for the next-generation of faceless-foreign owners that have stolen our lives. This is not ancient history; in fact as recently as 1965 Lady-bird Johnson, wife of the then president owned sharecroppers at the same time as LBJ was proposing his hypocritically malevolent "War-on-Poverty." This was the LBJ that was proud of getting into politics by using dead voters from the local cemetaries. (2)

    Just a few years further on, from this obscenity; wages for those that created the wealth in this country peaked, and have been going backwards ever since; yet nothing has been done to even speak about this crime against everyone that works. It has now become "normal" for the corporations to actually own the lives of those that ‘work for them.' Employees are paid for only for a tiny fraction of the time they actually spend on the corporation's behalf; and are told by way of compensation: "The good news is that you ‘still have a job!"

    Yet ‘the rules' continue to change. People's personal habits have become an unpaid part of every job. For employers; the privacy, the time-off, the dress-codes, and hours to be worked have nothing to do with what an employee wants; IF that employee wants to keep his or her token job. Productivity of the wage-slaves must always rise, while wages remain stagnant or are cut to reduce the cost of labor, while fattening up the retirement, the bonuses and the pure profits for the owners... Read More
     
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    There are no winners in war. I think war is the biggest "disease" in mankind's history.
     
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    Mkuu I don't support any war. I didn't even support the invasion of Iraq even though I was just a kid when it happened. The sad reality is that war in inevitable. From the Greek & Roman empires to the Islam Kingdoms, war was used as a means of maintaining an empire. What is happening now is a case of history repeating itself and I guaranty you if it was any country in America's position be it an Arab, African, Muslim or Christian country they would have done the same. Mkuu can you tell me any big civilization in history which never went to war? I'm not supporting war but just stating the obvious.
     
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    http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=655792007

    INFANT mortality in Afghanistan has fallen dramatically since the demise of the Taleban, according to a new study, with 40,000 fewer babies dying every year.

    Improvements in women's access to medical care since the Taleban were ousted from power five years ago was cited as the main reason for the death rate becoming significantly lower More...
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    Grim infant and maternal mortality rates have been regularly cited as evidence of Afghanistan's backwardness after decades of war.

    They were also seen as a sign of the slow progress of the internationally funded reconstruction effort.

    According to the preliminary results of a Johns Hopkins University study, the infant mortality rate has declined to about 135 per 1,000 live births in 2006, down from an estimated 165 per 1,000 in 2001.

    The researchers "found improvements in virtually all aspects of care in almost every province," the public health ministry and World Bank said in a joint statement on the findings.

    Mohammad Amin Fatimi, Afghanistan's public health minister, said the news was welcomed. "Despite many challenges, there are clear signs of health sector recovery and progress throughout the country," he said.

    "But there is a long way to go to provide access to basic health services for Afghans in far remote, under-served and marginalised areas across the country. These infants are the future builders of our country."

    Benjamin Loevinsohn, a World Bank health specialist, said the survey results probably underestimated the improvement in infant mortality.

    "It's a conservative estimate. This is the situation two and a half to three years ago ... It should be better than that now," Mr Loevinsohn said.

    He said children were benefiting from a push in 2004 to improve health care and access to vaccinations for diseases such as measles, polio and tetanus.

    The researchers studied more than 600 health facilities annually since 2004.

    Doctors and health professionals visited 8,278 households, using a standardised questionnaire to interview one mother per household about her birth history.

    The study found the number of women receiving prenatal care increased to 30 per cent in 2006 from 5 per cent in 2003.

    Nineteen per cent of pregnant women were attended by a skilled health worker last year, up from only 5 per cent in 2003.

    The survey was conducted in 29 of the country's 34 provinces - excluding Helmand, Uruzgan, Kandahar, Zabul and Nuristan because of security concerns, Mr Loevinsohn said.

    The ministry is working to set up small clinics, deploy mobile teams in remote rural areas, expand community midwifery training, and increase the number of female staff at health facilities.

    However Afghanistan still has one of the world's highest maternal mortality rates.

    One in 60 Afghan women dies of pregnancy-related causes, said UN Population Fund executive director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid.

    "No woman should die giving life," she said during a visit to Afghanistan this week.

    "No nation can be developed when its women are dying giving birth."

    � TALEBAN militants have seized control of a district in south-east Afghanistan after a clash that killed five people, including the local mayor and his police chief, it was reported yesterday.

    The Taleban launched the attack on Thursday evening on the Giro district of Ghazni province, setting fire to several buildings and cutting communication lines, according to the provincial deputy governor, Kazim Allayer. Less..
     
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    This is good news.
     
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