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Silicon Valley seeks a cure for health care
The Mercury News

America’s health care system might be likened to an out-of-shape, stressed-out, chronically ill, semi-coherent, underinsured relative whose medical bills keep going up, up, up — and threaten to bankrupt the family. Silicon Valley has been working on cures for years. Today, five months after President Barack Obama signed landmark legislation intended to extend health coverage to nearly all Americans and bring rocketing costs under control, valley venture capital firms, startups and giants such as Intel are angling to apply tech know-how to an industry known for inefficiency and resistance to change.