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Nowhere is the toll of the health care crisis more costly to its citizens than California, where a 42 billion dollar deficit is compounded by the highest uninsured population in any state.
In this editorial, we target the staggering financial and emotional costs the insurance gap takes on California, and measures we can take to help ensure the health of its residents.
Click on the links below the videos for national and statewide statistics on health care, as well as proposed strategies for reform.
"Putting Our House In Order: A Guide to Social Security and Health Care Reform" -George P. Shultz & John B. Shoven
Original Editorial - Caring For California
California HealthCare Foundation: "Health Care Costs 101"
California HealthCare Foundation: "Snapshot, California's Uninsured, 2008"
ITUPs Report on Uninsured in Bay Area
National Coalition on Health Care- "Heath Insurance Costs"
New York Times- "Impact of Health Care Measures"