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article imageNamesOfTheDead.com website launched by U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson

By Kay Mathews     Oct 21, 2009 in Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) announced the launch of a website to honor the 44,000 who die each year due to the lack of health insurance. Grayson wants people who have lost loved ones to share their stories. The NRCC asks if it's another "shameless stunt?"
U.S. Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL) announced today the launch of the website NamesOfTheDead.com. As reported in Politico, Grayson said he launched the site "to honor the 44,000 people who die every year because they don't have health insurance."
At NamesOfTheDead.com, Grayson writes:
Every year, more than 44,000 Americans die simply because they have no health insurance.
I have created this project in their memory. I hope that honoring them will help us end this senseless loss of American lives. If you have lost a loved one, please share the story of that loved one with us. Help us ensure that their legacy is a more just America, where every life that can be saved will be saved.
"Share Your Story" is what Rep. Grayson asks of site viewers who have lost loved ones due to the lack of health insurance. A link to the Harvard study documenting the more than 44,000 deaths per year in America due to a lack of health insurance is provided. Moreover, it is clearly pointed out that the site is "Paid for by Congressman Alan Grayson." A link to "Alan Grayson for Congress" is also provided.
Rep. Grayson's announcement on the House floor was captured on video and posted on YouTube by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) with the title, "Alan Grayson's most shameless stunt yet?" The question is likely a reference to Grayson's "Die Quickly" remarks which were covered in DigitalJournal.com.
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