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UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE NEEDED

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A recent New York Times/CBS poll revealed that a majority of Americans say the federal government should guarantee health insurance to every American –especially children. Furthermore, the poll indicates that a majority are willing to pay higher taxes for that to happen.

     Statistics on health care in the U.S. are dismal. Currently 47 million Americans have no health insurance. That’s increased by 6.8 million over the past seven years.

     Many people assume the uninsured are only comprised of the poor, unemployed, or undocumented. But that’s not the case. The New York Times reports that "solidly middle-class" people are one of the fastest growing subgroups of the uninsured.

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