July 28, 2011 The Affordable Care Act will boost the number of people with health insurance by about 30 million over the next decade, while health costs overall will rise by one-tenth of a percentage point more than they would have if the law hadn't passed.
A breast cancer patient receives an experimental cancer treatment at the University of California, San Francisco, in 2005.
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June 6, 2011 The costs of cancer care stretch the financial resources of people with health insurance. And a study in Washington state finds the risk of bankruptcy is highest for people with cancer of the lung, thyroid, leukemia and lymphoma.
May 11, 2011 Even though the rate of health cost inflation slowed last year, it's still far greater than inflation. Increased spending on outpatient care is a big factor.
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