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These lost heroes, their stories scattered among letters and diaries for more than 200 years, come to life in American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People The book weaves together tales of ordinary Americans who sacrificed quiet lives to stand together and resist injustices by a far-off Parliament, setting the stage for the American Revolution. According to a 2012 study from Consumer Reports, paying for health care is the top financial problem for US households. [ 18 ] According to a peer-reviewed study in Health Affairs, between 2003 and 2013, the cost of family health insurance premiums has increased 80% in the United States. [ 96 ] According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 26% of Americans report that they or a family member had trouble paying for medical bills in 2012, and 58% reported that they delayed or did not seek medical care due to cost. [ 64 ] According to one estimate of a proposed bill to implement a single-payer health care system in the United States (HR 676), 95% of US households would save money [ 51 ] and every individual in the United States would receive guaranteed access to publically financed medical care. [ 69 ] Providing all citizens the right to health care is good for economic productivity.

Pages: 676

Publisher: Nabu Press (June 7, 2010)

ISBN: 1149885114

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