An Insurance Salesman Says Out That We Don`t Only Have "Uninsured Americans" But Uninsurable Hispanics
July 19, 2008, 05:00 AM
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Latinos have a 200-600% higher diabetes, obesity & heart disease rates than Caucasians depending on whom you ask. In either case we really can`t afford to give away any healthcare services to foreigners. This is one of the reasons healthcare is so unaffordable.

I sell insurance, people with the above conditions are basically uninsurable in the private sector and those with the above conditions are usually too unhealthy to work so they won`t be getting any employer funded coverage either, creating a permanent drain on the US healthcare system and driving up healthcare costs for everybody.

Here`s a classic example of uninsurable people who  happen to be Hispanic Americans: From NPR`s Feeling The Economic Pinch series,  For Some Ohioans, Even Meat Is Out Of Reach, by Yuki Noguchi, National Public Radio, July 17, 2008.

[ note: The idea of this mother-daughter family being short of grocery money is, as Gateway Pundit pointed out, more heartrending on the radio than it is in the context of their photographs. Or as a Kathy Shaidle put it "Times have changed and now the poor get fat."]

What isn`t mentioned in the article is the taxpayer cost of this family`s healthcare tab, no doubt tens of thousands of dollars a year.