Health Care

28,600 Lives Per Year

James Hamblin
The Atlantic
How much mortality in the U.S. will increase if the Senate passes its health-care bill, according to a new analysis by Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein of Physicians for a National Health Program published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, titled “The Relationship of Health Insurance and Mortality: Is Lack of Insurance Deadly?”