Conservative members of the House of Representatives, including Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Phil Gingrey (R-GA), are hitting the airwaves to bash President Obama’s ambitious health reform proposals. They’re calling themselves the “Health Care Rapid Response Team.”
But a new analysis by the Center for American Progress Action Fund finds that, in the states where these members come from, hundreds of people are likely losing their health insurance each day by becoming unemployed or losing their jobs.
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A previous study by the Center for American Progress found that 14,000 people lost their health insurance every day in December and January, with losses continuing as unemployment rises.
Families USA recently released an analysis showing that “86.7 million people—one out of every three Americans under the age of 65—was uninsured for some period of time during 2007 and 2008.”
Maybe the “Health Care Rapid Response Team” should stop going on TV and start rapidly responding to the health care crisis.