How To Cure Medicare's Ills

Treatment styles may hold a key

Only a few years ago, it looked as if the U.S. had finally managed to put a leash on surging health-care expenditures, which consume some 14% of gross domestic product. Now, with costs picking up steam again, the search is on for ways to control spending--not only to ease the pain for current employers, workers, and taxpayers, but also to lighten the massive burden that lies ahead when the baby boom generation enters its retirement years.

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