Government programs will account for half of all health care spending

For the first time, government programs next year will account for more than half of all U.S. health-care spending, federal actuaries predict, as the weak economy sends more people into Medicaid and slows growth of private insurance.

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Sources: The Wall Street Journal,, accessed September 23, 2010; Journal of Health Affairs,, accessed September 23, 2010)