With each passing week that meaningful health care reform is not enacted, more families in every state are losing health coverage... Families USA based its state numbers on national estimates published in the peer-reviewed policy journal Health Affairs in May 2009. These estimates project that 6.9 million more Americans, primarily people in working families, will lose health coverage by the end of 2010. [emphasis added]Their report breaks down the number of people who may lose health coverage between the beginning of 2008 (the period immediately after the last Census Bureau report on the number of uninsured) and the end of 2010 (the close of the current 111th Congress) and it shows a total of 162,100 Michiganders losing coverage during that period. That's 1,040 people per week, 4,500 per month and 54,030 per year.
The clock is ticking. Each week another 44,230 Americans lose their health coverage. Please, call 1-800-828-0498, ask to be connected to your member of Congress, and tell him/her to pass health care reform NOW.
(Cross-posted at Blogging for Michigan.)