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Gov’t moving into central role in health care
San Francisco Chronicle - Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press Writer

Government is poised to become king of the hill in America’s vast health care system, with or without President Barack Obama’s planned redo, according an economic report released Thursday. Federal and state programs will pay slightly more than half the tab for health care purchased in the United States by 2012, says the analysis by Medicare number crunchers published in the journal Health Affairs.