About half of all patient admissions come through emergency rooms, creating yet another spending problem.
In a move to minimize costs, many employers will offer plans that cover just the basics -- not X-rays or surgeries.
While many US facilities get top ratings, the most common is a C, and major improvements have been slow in coming.
$2 trillion in cash, untaxed earnings may explain why consumers can keep spending even with tax hikes and a slow jobs recovery.
In another inauspicious sign, the president says his massive Affordable Care Act will face a rocky rollout.
The Florida theme park pressured state lawmakers to vote against allowing local governments to set their own wage, benefits and sick-time laws.
Nearly half of working-age Americans are avoiding doctors or skipping medications because of the spiraling expense.
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