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the United States ranks 32d among all nations on
life expectancy, and 41st on infant mortality.
(2) The number of uninsured Americans rose
by more than 4,000,000 between 2008 and 2009 to
a total of 51,000,000, or more than 1 of every 6
(3) This rise in the number of uninsured Amer-
icans was the largest single-year increase since 1987
and was the result of a continued decline in private
health coverage, primarily in employer-sponsored in-
(4) Small businesses around the country cannot
afford to reinvest in their companies and create new
jobs because their health care bills are going up 10
or 15 percent every year.
(5) American businesses are at an economic dis-
advantage, because their health care costs are so
much higher than in other countries. Notably, auto-
mobile manufacturers spend more on health care per
automobile than on steel.
ENSE OF THE
.—It is the sense of the Senate that the
112th Congress should enact a Medicare-for-All Single
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