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Uninsured in America: Life & Death in the Land of Opportunity

Uninsured in America: Life & Death in the Land of Opportunity

April 16, 2005

t didn't get much play on its release, so I'd like to give it a hand. Uninsured in America is a new book by Susan Starr Sered and Rushika Fernandopulle, published this year by University of California Press, exploring the real-life experiences of 120 of America's 45 million uninsured. They write about the working poor, victims of divorce and domestic violence, folks injured in the workplace, self employed, the mentally ill, the young, and all the special categories of those who fall between the ever-growing cracks in our health care non-system. I said it on the dust jacket, so I'll say it here: "The next time someone tells you the United States has 'the best health care system in the world,' ask them to read this powerful, heartbreaking book. Never have the real stories of America's uninsured been told with such clarity and insight." Click here to go to Amazon's page for the book, and give it a look-see.