Volume 38, Issue 33 POTD December 11
Health Care for America Now, MoveOn Political Action and Healthcare NOW sponsored a vigil in Centennial Olympic Park and march to the CNN Center Dec. 10 to urge Senator Isakson and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to pass health care reform with a public option.
"The healthcare system is broken," Dr. Minesh Shah, a doctor of internal medicine at Grady Hospital, said during the vigil. "What motivates me is what I see every day, it's a moral outrage."
According to Shah 45,000 people die a year from lack of health insurance making the lack of access to health insurance the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. According to MoveOn.Org 2,547 Americans go bankrupt every day from medical costs.