It’s estimated that 25,000 to 50,000 lives are lost each year in the U.S. due to lack of health insurance. Therefore, lack of health insurance is among the top ten leading causes of death in this country. Many people don’t realize this because government reports, the media and other sources of information fail to mention that lack of health insurance is a leading cause of death. They also fail to mention that there is a much bigger problem within the health care industry that causes far more easily preventable deaths.