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Federal Overspending

Exploding health-care costs are forecast to send annual budget deficits soaring, forcing the government to borrow heavily. For a health-reform bill to win broad support on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers say it must restrain federal health spending and begin to improve the grim budget outlook.

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Deficit Plays Into Health Reform
Article | With polls showing rising concern over the government's grim financial situation, key Republicans and a growing number of Democrats say it will be hard to push an ambitious health reform bill through Congress unless it reduces projected federal spending on medical care and begins to bring the nat...

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