As a person of faith, I don't find it odd that Michele Bachmann would turn to prayer for an outcome she favors, just not sure why she would pray for the continued death of 20,000 uninsured Americans every year. To each their own I suppose. I just happen to see this as yet another hypocritical, self-serving use of faith that just pushes more and more away from seeking solace
Christy Hardin Smith reported in an April post that "20,000 Americans Die Each Year Due To Lack Of Healthcare." She pointed to the PBS Frontline documentary "Sick Around America" (please watch!) with this fact:
"According to a study by the National Academy of Sciences, around 20,000 Americans die each year because they can't get the healthcare they need."
A report by Families USA, the national organization for health care consumers, documents that 8 people die each day in California because they don't have health insurance. They also report that each week 4 people die in West Virginia and 2 people in Ohio die because they lack health insurance.
In addition to saving thousands of lives each year, health insurance reform is about making millions of people's lives better and more productive. The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) has been studying the impact of the lack of health insurance on people's lives. As early as 2000, they reported that "people without health insurance tend to live sicker and die younger than people with insurance."
"Two-thirds of the long-term uninsured who described their own health as "poor" and half of those who described their health as only "fair" said they had not sought medical care that they needed."
Yeah, you pray for that Rep. Bachmann and show us those wonderful Christian values of devaluing life, hate, anger, fear and lies. Good luck with that.