Nation's Health Care Tab to Grow Under Senate Bill

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    WASHINGTON – Democrats trying to push President Obama's health care overhaul through the Senate received a sobering economic warning from a new government report Friday that raises troubling questions about the bill's cost.

    The analysis from nonpartisan economic experts at the Health and Human Services Department concludes that the nation's health care tab will grow more rapidly under the Democratic plan senators are debating -- an estimated increase of $234 billion over 10 years. It also calls into question the Democrats' plan to squeeze $493 billion in savings from Medicare over 10 years, saying it "may be unrealistic."

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