Crackpot Dr. Releases Study On Mortality & Lack of Insurance… State-Run Media Gladly Spreads the Propaganda

The state-run media marches onward.

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It’s come to this.
The state-run media is pushing a Harvard study on mortality and lack of health insurance by a crackpot far left doctor.
Medical News Today reported:

A study published online estimates nearly 45,000 annual deaths are associated with lack of health insurance. That figure is about two and a half times higher than an estimate from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2002.

The new study, “Health Insurance and Mortality in U.S. Adults,” appears in the online edition of the American Journal of Public Health.

The Harvard-based researchers found that uninsured, working-age Americans have a 40 percent higher risk of death than their privately insured counterparts, up from a 25 percent excess death rate found in 1993.

Lead author Dr. Andrew Wilper, who worked at Harvard Medical School when the study was done and who now teaches at the University of Washington Medical School, said, “The uninsured have a higher risk of death when compared to the privately insured, even after taking into account socioeconomics, health behaviors and baseline health. We doctors have many new ways to prevent deaths from hypertension, diabetes and heart disease – but only if patients can get into our offices and afford their medications.”

The study, which analyzed data from national surveys carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), assessed death rates after taking education, income and many other factors including smoking, drinking and obesity into account. It estimated that lack of health insurance causes 44,789 excess deaths annually.

What crap.
If you do a search on the author Dr. Andrew Wilper you find this from the ultralib doctor:

Millions of chronically ill, lacking insurance, can’t get needed …Aug 5, 2008 … Wilper’s team analyzed data from surveys conducted by the National … Wilper, who currently teaches at the University of Washington School …http://www.pnhp.org/news/2008/august…f_chronica.php

Uninsured Americans Carry Large Chronic Disease Burden …Aug 6, 2008 … Dr. Wilper and colleagues found that, after adjusting for age, sex, … Wilper A, et al “A national study of chronic disease prevalence and …http://www.pnhp.org/news/2008/august/uninsured_americans_.php

Many U.S. adults with chronic illness are uninsured Physicians …In an editorial accompanying Wilper’s study, Dr. Marshall H. Chin of the … Wilper noted that while both US presidential candidates are talking about …http://www.pnhp.org/news/2008/august/many_us_adults_wit.php

U.S. prisoners sicker than believed and have poor access to care …Jan 15, 2009 … Dr. Andrew P. Wilper, the study’s lead author, is currently with the University of Washington School of Medicine. …http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/january/us_prisoners_sicke.php

One-Third of Uninsured Are Chronically Ill Physicians for a …“This is something that is very true in my clinical experience,” said Dr. Andrew Wilper, instructor in medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. …http://www.pnhp.org/news/2008/august/onethird_of_uninsur.php

Harvard study finds nearly 45000 excess deaths annually linked to …Sep 17, 2009 … Lead author Dr. Andrew Wilper, who worked at Harvard Medical … “Health Insurance and Mortality in U.S. Adults,” Andrew P. Wilper, M.D., …http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/…/harvard_study_finds_.php – 22 hours ago

Harvard Study Finds Dangerous Increase in Emergency Department …Jan 15, 2008 … Dr. Andrew Wilper, lead author of the study, said “EDs close because, … Dr. Wilper was supported by a National Service Research Award. …http://www.pnhp.org/news/2008/january/harvard_study_finds_.php

Millions With Chronic Disease Get Little to No Treatment …“These are people who, with modern therapies, can be kept out of trouble,” said Dr. Andrew P. Wilper, the study’s lead author. Therapies for someone with …http://www.pnhp.org/news/2008/august/millions_with_chroni.php

[PDF] AJPH144279_Wilper 1..7File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – View as HTMLNov 18, 2008 … At the time of this study, Andrew P. Wilper, Steffie … A. P. Wilper was supported by the Health Resources and …pnhp.org/prisoners/Wilper_Prison.pdfby D Sources – Related articles

[PDF] ArticleFile Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – View as HTMLcal code and data set: Available from Dr. Wilper (e-mail, awilper@hsph …. Analysis and interpretation of the data: ap Wilper, S. Woolhandler, …http://www.pnhp.org/chronically_ill/ChronicallyIllProof.pdfby AP Wilper – 2008 – Cited by 12Related articles

Physicians for a National Health Program -

15, 2009, 4:00 PM EST Contacts: Andrew P. Wilper, MD, MPH Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH Mark Almberg, (312) 782-6006 An article published today in the online …www.pnhp.org/news/categories/Press%20Releases/

Physicians for a National Health Program’s Official Blog:

By Andrew P. Wilper, MD, MPH, Stef?e Woolhandler, MD, MPH, Karen E. Lasser, MD, MPH, Danny McCormick, MD, MPH, David H. Bor, MD, and David U. Himmelstein, …pnhp.org/blog/

PNHP Research: The Case for a National Health Program Physicians …
Wilper, et al “A National Study of Chronic Disease Prevalence and Access to Care in Uninsured U.S. Adults” Ann Intern Med, Aug 2008; 149: 170 – 176. …http://www.pnhp.org/…/pnhp_research_the_case_for_a_national_health_program.php

Only national insurance can fix broken system Physicians for a …
“We have made dramatic advances in treatment of chronic illnesses like heart disease and high blood pressure,” said Dr. Andrew Wilper, the study’s lead …
http://www.pnhp.org/news/2008/august…nal_insura.php

Physicians for a National Health Program
Andrew Wilper MD, Boise, ID. James A Wolf MD, Boise, ID. William Woodhouse MD, Pocatello, ID. Chris Wylie, Boise, ID …www.pnhp.org/obama/signers/index.php?st=ID

Emergency Room Delays Physicians for a National Health Program
Note: The following New York Times editorial on emergency room delays (January 19, 2008) is based on research by PNHP member Dr. Andy Wilper, …http://www.pnhp.org/news/2008/january/emergency_room_delay.php

For-profit health insurance has outlived its usefulness …
Sep 2, 2008 … According to Dr. Andrew Wilper and his team, whose research appears in the Aug. 5 edition of Annals of Internal Medicine, working-age adults …http://www.pnhp.org/news/2008/september/forprofit_health_in.php

45000 deaths attributable to uninsurance Physicians for a …
Sep 18, 2009 … By Andrew P. Wilper, MD, MPH, Stef ?’ Woolhandler, MD, MPH, Karen E. Lasser, MD, MPH, Danny McCormick, MD, MPH, David H. Bor, MD, …http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/september/45000_deaths_attrib.php – 3 hours ago

Physicians for a National Health Program
By Andrew P. Wilper, MD, MPH; Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH; J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD; Karen E. Lasser, MD, MPH; Danny McCormick, MD, MPH; David H. Bor, MD; …pnhp.org/prisoners/pnhp.org/prisoners/

Our Ailing Emergency Rooms – PNHP’s Official Blog
Jul 21, 2008 … This year, a benchmark study, by Dr. Andrew Wilper and other Harvard researchers, published in Health Affairs, found that heart attack …pnhp.org/blog/2008/07/21/our-ailing-emergency-rooms/

This Far Left doctor may not have much time for patients but he sure has cranked out a whole lot of private health care-bashing studies to promote socialized medicine.

You’d think this might be worth including in the report.
Wouldn’t you?

UPDATE: Sweetness and Light has more.


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