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Republicans, religion and the triumph of unreason

Johann Hari in The Independent:

Here’s what’s actually happening. The US is the only major industrialised country that does not provide regular healthcare to all its citizens. Instead, they are required to provide for themselves – and 50 million people can’t afford the insurance. As a result, 18,000 US citizens die every year needlessly, because they can’t access the care they require. That’s equivalent to six 9/11s, every year, year on year.

Why can’t anyone in this country say it this succinctly?


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