The for-profit U.S. health care system is failing America's children- even those who have health insurance! This, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
"American children receive recommended health-care procedures only 46% of the time...The children in the study were predominantly from white, middle- or upper-middle-class families; 82% were covered by private insurance. Children without insurance likely fare far worse, the researchers noted..."CLiCK here for the full report in the New England Journal of Medicine
How Bad is it? It's Come To This:
The health insurance provider for the parents of Miles Brooks won't pay the $2,500 required to keep him on the kidney transplant list. The solution? ProtestHealthCare.org is auctioning off a basketball signed by the Dallas Mavericks to help cover the costs.
"Miles has now been admitted to the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas to treat an infection, but desperately needs a kidney transplant. The parent’s of Miles paid a partial payment and missed $30 of that payment. Because of this, their insurance company dropped them and with that dropped Miles from the transplant list. In order for Miles to be put back on the list his parent’s must come up with the $2500 deductible."
CLiCK here to bid on the basketball (bidding ends October 18)