Could current cap and trade legislation, designed to addresses global warming, actually impact the ability of Americans to afford health insurance?  Well according to David Ridenour of the National Center for Public Policy Research, the answer is yes, and he has this to say: “Our analysis reveals that for every one percentage point increase in unemployment, over 1 million Americans lose their health insurance coverage.  With cap and trade projected to cost an average of 1.15 million jobs annually between 2012 and 2030, this could translate into tens of millions of Americans losing their health insurance coverage. The best health care reform is doing nothing at all — at least on cap-and-trade.”

 

 

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