For decades, spending on healthcare has jumped each year by more than ten percent. Now it's increasing by four percent. Is that good news or bad? Are people giving up what they don't really need or delaying necessary treatments, drugs and operations that will cost much more in the future? Also, President Obama asks Congress for the power to shrink government, and more trouble for the Eurozone.
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