When, back in March, I calculated a conservative minimum of first-year deaths from Trumpcare (13,500) using the meager data I could scrounge up at a time when I seemed to be the only one asking the question of how many early deaths the wealth care bill’s loss of healthcare would translate to, I warned that the true number would be much higher due to the fact that most of those losing healthcare coverage will be those who need healthcare the most desperately. A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine has now vindicated my warning. Their estimate, surely based on better data than were available to me, comes to 28,600 casualties per year!
I think, this number justifies the term American Holocaust — at least if you want to reserve the term for internal genocide. (Overseas, we are looking at considerably larger numbers of deaths caused by our wars for profit, especially in the Middle East.) All this suffering and death, merely to shunt even more wealth to the robber billionaires who can’t even feel the increase of their sky-high piles of money and assets and who only use this robbery to keep us too poor and struggling to wake up and fight back!
Here is a news cast on the topic, an interview of Richard Wolff by Thom Hartmann:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Dr. Richard Wolff – The Death Economy, Opioids & Capitalism Exposed”)