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Make the call for health care! | Blue Oklahoma
82% of Americans think our health care system needs a "major overhaul." On top of that, over 90% of Americans [pdf] think the next President and Congress should improve the quality and affordability of health care. With the worsening economy continuing to be the top issue for most Americans, this hope for change isn't hard to understand. American health care spending is projected to reach a full 1/5th of our GDP by 2015, which means by then, we'll be spending twenty cents of every dollar we make on health care. Health care premiums have risen 86% between 2000 and 2006 while wages only rose 20%, putting the strain on working families. Health care costs continue to be the #1 cause of bankruptcy in America. Americans are paying $217 million for health care per hour. Meanwhile, insurance industry profits have risen 1,000% in the past five years. According the to Government Accountability Office, health care reform is necessary to keep our country on the right track: "Rapidly rising health