U.S. health insurance more dangerous than war

13 Nov 2009

Simple. Straightforward. Staggering.

The analysis produced by two Harvard medical researchers estimates that 2, here 266 US military veterans under the age of 65 died in 2008 because they lacked health coverage and had reduced access to medical care.

That figure is more than 14 times higher than the 155 US troop deaths in Afghanistan in 2008, the study says.