Sunday, February 28, 2010

One Percent: Day Four: Is It True, Tennessee?

From The New York Times report on the health care debate:

Democratic Representative Gordon (Tennessee) said his constituents were “starting to get a little bit tired” of hearing about health care.

I'm not sure that's true, but if it is, shame on you, Tennessee. Tired of hearing about health care? Then in addition to short attention spans you must have money to burn, because according to your own newspaper, The Tennessean (Motto: We print all the news Tennesseans aren't tired of hearing about), health care costs per individual in your state have risen from $2,221 in 2006-2007 to $3,150 in 2009.

Or maybe you don't have an extra $1,000 per person for health care: Maybe that's why about two people a day die in Tennessee because they don't have health insurance.

Two people every day. So while you're sitting around today in Nashville wishing there was something else to talk about besides health care, two people are going to die... because you were bored.

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