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A New Form of Health Care Rationing

Posted February 28, 2012 | 02/28/12 04:48 PM ET

The new health reform law is expected to create 32 million more insured Americans, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The federal government plans to expand Medicaid to low-income adults and subsidize purchases on the health-insurance exchanges when it requires most Americans to carry insurance in 2014.

However,...

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Health-Care Reform's Fate Won't Alter Health Care's Larger Problems

2 Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 02/06/12 07:38 PM ET

Health-care reform will not begin in earnest until 2014. However, 2012 will define whether it makes it that far.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on reform's constitutionality before it adjourns in June. If the new law survives the court challenge, it will at least face a...

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