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9 years ago  ::  Apr 28, 2009 - 6:54AM #1
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Fingers crossed the swine flu does not become the sort of pandemic influenza that has killed people off in the past.  Let's hope our health officials and the global health organisations can get it under control quickly.

But if there were a massive pandemic, how would the US health care system handle it?  With over 40 million uninsured, and how many million more underinsured, would a health care crisis on that scale further destabilize the national economy if people were fired from work for being sick, or bankrupt by having their children cared for in hospitals?


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