- 45 million in the U.S. have no health insurance–557,000 in Kentucky; 3 out of 4 of these have jobs.
- Employers are cutting on coverage or increasing deductibles and co-pays.
- Insurance rates and co-pays are up as much as 20% a year since 2001.
- The U. S. is the only industrialized nation without national health care.
- We pay 50% more of our GDP on health care than nations with national health programs.
- Drug companies’ profits average four times those of the other Fortune 500 companies.
- According to the World Health Organization, the U. S. is 37th in the world in quality of health care.
- All of us are at risk of losing our health coverage or having it reduced.
- Over 18,000 adults (aged 25-64) die each year due to lack of health insurance.