Some of you may have wondered why Advocacy for Patients advocates for the unemployed as well as the uninsured and under-insured. Well here's why.
There are now 50 million uninsureds. We believe this number has skyrocketed due to unemployment. At least, that's what the people who call us say, and that's HuffPo's explanation, as well.
50 million people, many of them sick, unable to afford to go to the doctor or buy the medicine that keeps their chronic illness in check. 50 million people straining already over-crowded emergency rooms. 50 million people who need help.
Before you oppose health reform that, in 2014, will provide insurance to most of these, please think. It could just as easily have been you who lost your job, your insurance, your everything. Jennifer