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Some new research coming from both ends of the political spectrum point out that the American health care system is broken. The Urban Institute has a new report that says 27,000 Americans died in 2006 because they didn't have health insurance. Meanwhile, The Commonwealth Fund is reporting the U.S.---which spends more on health care than any other nation---ranks dead last in preventing avoidable deaths among the industrialized world. We're spending more and people are getting less. If researchers on both sides agree isn't it time we see some action from the politicians?

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