US health care tab to keep growing under overhaul

US health care tab to keep growing under overhaul RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, AP 12/11/09
WASHINGTON – Democrats trying to push President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul plan through the Senate got a sober warning Friday that costs will keep going up and proposed Medicare savings may harm the program.

A new report from government economic analysts at the Health and Human Services Department found that the nation’s $2.5 trillion annual health care tab won’t shrink under the Democratic blueprint that senators are debating. Instead, it would grow somewhat more rapidly than if Congress does nothing……. Read More