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Braun bristles as Dixon makes a push for health-care reform
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Johnson, Steve
Date: Jan 28, 1992
Start Page: 2
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Despite all the politicking taking place in and around the hearing held Monday in Chicago on national health care, the overriding message transcended elections and campaigns.

Instead, witnesses at the hearing led by U.S. Senators Alan Dixon (D-Ill.) and George Mitchell (D-Maine) agreed with the people protesting outside: The country's health-care system desperately needs reform.

Other numbers were laid out at the session in Children's Memorial Medical Center: 37 million Americans are without health insurance, and 50 million more are underinsured; the country spends 13 percent of its gross national product on health care, at least 40 percent more than in any other industrialized country; and it spends $2,900 per person per year on health care, compared with $1,300 for Germany and $1,100 for Japan.

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