Thursday, September 10, 2009

Resolving America’s Scandal of Millions of Uninsured

In his speech to a Joint Session of Congress on September 10, 2009, President Obama said it was a national scandal that the United States was the only major industrial democracy that fails to provide universal health care for all its citizens.

If all the illegal residents in the United States return to their homelands, that would reduce the number of uninsured by twelve or more million.

The immigration of U.S. citizens, legally or otherwise, to any of the countries in North America, Asia, or Europe that provide universal health care would remove the remaining thirty-plus million from the uninsured.

Perhaps Obama can explore this option with the other Western democracies at the G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh during September 24-25.

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