The Patient Is Stable For Now

Health-care costs are in check, but the industry's upheaval isn't over

A deceptive peace has descended on the nation's $750 billion health-care industry. There has been no word of a major health-maintenance organization merger for months. Hospital giant Columbia/HCA appears too occupied digesting the acquisitions of years past to indulge its unrelenting appetite. And once again, reform sits deadlocked on Capitol Hill.

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