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Will Federal Health Care Costs Cripple Deficit-Cutting?

By some calculations, the Obama plan will help trim future budget gaps, but by others it'll only make things worse. The problem is, at this point no one knows for sure, and that makes sensible spending choices even harder to make now.

Feds Push Health Care System to Go Paperless

With most U.S. hospitals and doctors' offices still mired in paper, new federal standards for electronic records seek to resolve this mess -- although they're not without controversy.

Uninsured more likely to die younger

emergency roomWhether you're a child rushed to an emergency room for care or an adult who has put off preventive medical care, if you don't have health insurance,...