Baucus Health Plan Missing Public Option, Study Finds 45,000 Uninsured Die Every Year

DemocracyNow: A long-awaited healthcare bill from Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus includes no public option and would require almost all Americans to buy insurance or pay a penalty. This comes as a new study finds that nearly 45,000 Americans die every year due to lack of health insurance. We speak with the study’s co-author, Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a professor of medicine at Harvard University, primary care physician, and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

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Baucus Health Plan Missing Public Option, Study Finds 45,000 Uninsured Die Every Year

DemocracyNow: A long-awaited healthcare bill from Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus includes no public option and would require almost all Americans to buy insurance or pay a penalty. This...

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