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Members of Over 71 Million U.S. Households Ignored by Universal Healthcare
Date:8/12/2009

Universal healthcare, touted as a way to make healthcare more affordable for all Americans, will leave millions of the tiniest U.S. residents uninsured. Animal, livestock and pet owners are calling for universal healthcare for our 71 million households of beloved pets, livestock and animals

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by PetMedicationCard.com, Inc.:

Here are the facts, most Americans have health care insurance (140 million have either Medicare or Medicaid plus 110 million are in private payer insured plans, which equal 250 million insured), and only 10 million of the estimated 50 million uninsured which have uncovered healthcare claim expenses. Put in terms of percentages, 20% of the 50 million claimants (or 3.25% of the entire population of the United States) don't have health insurance and don't pay their healthcare expenses.

On the other hand, more than 71 million U.S. households have livestock and pets that have no health care plan, no insurance and no prescription drug coverage. These uninsured animals are many times original sources of disease and illnesses such as mad cow disease, aids, swine flu, bird flu and other diseases. To humans these uninsured animals' healthcare is a vital component of maintaining the health of mankind. The case for universal health coverage for livestock animals and pets is therefore a compelling one. Universally covering our livestock animals and pets first would allow the government to work out real savings in healthcare for citizens.

"The primary reason human healthcare costs are so high for the insured population is cost shifting," says Rex Bowden, President of PetMedicationCard.com. "Cost shifting occurs when Medicare, Medicaid and the under-insured shift real costs to the private insured. Put another way, 60% of all medical expenses which are cause
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