Sunday, January 13, 2008

1 Out of 7

One out of seven Americans lacking health insurance isn't just a statistic, it's a tragedy. The American Medical Association has a powerful group of ads running to make that case. I don't know why I was surprised to find the AMA telling us to "vote with this issue in mind." It is logical that doctors would be allies in the fight to make sure every American has access to health care. Not only is this position consistent with their mission, uninsured patients are costly to medical providers. A friend who works in hospital management told me that when an uninsured patient presents at their ER, there's a greater than 90% chance the hospital will never get paid. In these ads, the AMA has done a superb job of making the issue personal and emotional without pandering. Excellent. The Democratic Party needs to hire their ad company. Click here to view of these powerful ads.

1 comment:

Vic said...

Thanks Sis, i'll save you guys a seat in the Emergency Room.