Whether you’re one of the 14,000 Americans across the country who are losing their health insurance every day (190 a day here in Minnesota), one of the millions of Americans at-risk of losing their insurance due to skyrocketing costs, or one of the 30,000 Minnesotans who will be kicked off their public health insurance as a result of the decisions of Governor Pawlenty and his allies, you know first-hand that America’s health care system is in crisis.
86.7 million people — one out of three Americans under 65 — was uninsured at some point during the last two years. Minnesota has seen a 20% rise in the number of uninsured during this same period. But having coverage doesn’t mean you’re without worry. The average Minnesota family pays $400 in higher premium costs because of a broken health care system that costs the American economy between $124 billion and $248 billion in lost productivity this year alone due to the almost 52 million uninsured Americans who live shorter lives and have poorer health.
For more information on why Minnesotans need health care reform now, check out this fact sheet.
It is clear that our health care system needs to be reformed—now. Visit the Health Care for America NOW website and take action to help guarantee that every American has access to quality, affordable health care.