08/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

U.S. Pays $2.5 Trillion For Care Costing $912 Billion

The last time a president tried to overhaul U.S. health care, Americans were spending $912 billion on the system and 40 million were uninsured. Today they're spending $2.5 trillion and almost 50 million lack coverage.

President Barack Obama's effort to revamp the system faces resistance from lawmakers of both parties who warn that the more than $1 trillion cost of the plan will break the budget at a time when the government already faces record deficits.

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