Monday, August 10, 2015
Sedgwick County Commission cuts could kill 65 poor people
Once in a while, The Wichita Eagle has a decent article I can use and this article, "Report:
health budget cuts could
contribute to 65 deaths a year," is one of them. Sedgwick County
The Wichita Eagle reports "Over time, the cuts could lead to two additional diabetes deaths, five additional infant deaths, 17 additional cancer deaths and 41 additional heart disease deaths in Sedgwick County each year, according to the report."
This report tells us one thing we already know; that cuts in health care spending literally kill people.
So where are all those people concerned about "sacred human life" when it came to abortion? Fetuses are sacred human beings, but poor people and their families have no value? Their lives are of no concerned to the religious right-wing conservatives.
Sedgwick Commission Chairman Richard Ranzau responded to this report by claiming its authors simply wanted more government in our health care. Such conservatives never explain why such people want all this government in health care, as if they are part of this big conspiracy to take over and install fascism. The argument not only makes no sense, but it is a case of their convenience vs. people's lives.
This is not that different from Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's refusal to expand Medicaid (or KanCare). That money could save countless poor people's lives here in
. But Ranzau and
Brownback care only about their warped ideology —and not human life. And these
are poor people, so the war on the poor continues. Kansas
From The Wichita Eagle:
A Kansas Health Institute report released Sunday estimates that the proposed health cuts in the
contribute to 65 preventable deaths each year. Sedgwick County
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