Current System The U.S. spent $2.2 trillion on health care in 2007, and by 2025, health care is projected to make up more than 25 percent of the nation's gross domestic product. This is unsustainable growth, say economists. Despite these soaring costs, the U.S. ranks near the bottom of most health comparisons with other developed countries.

Trustees: Medicare Funds Will Be Depleted By 2017

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The Trials Of Paying For Health Care In A Recession

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Getting Doctors Talking Key To Health Care Fix

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46 Million Uninsured: A Look Behind The Number

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Sen. Cardin Feels Heat On Health Care

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Critic: Consumers Don't Drive Health Care Prices

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Mass Medical Clinic's Sobering Message

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Jody Hall, the owner of Cupcake Royale in Seattle, is struggling to pay for escalating health insurance premiums for her employees. She supports a proposal to create an insurance plan offered by the federal government. Courtesy of Cupcake Royale hide caption

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Health Care Costs Measured In Cupcakes

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Teddy Roosevelt accepts the presidential nomination at the Progressive Party convention in Chicago on August 6, 1912. hide caption

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