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America's uninsured haven't shown collective power

AP/Yahoo News, April 13, 2009

Lawmakers already face tough choices to come up with the hundreds of billions it would cost to guarantee coverage for all, and a lack of a vocal constituency won't help. Congress might decide to cover the uninsured slowly, in stages. The uninsured "do not provide political benefit for the aid you give them," said Robert Blendon, a professor of health policy and political analysis at the Harvard School of Public Health.