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Health care reform challenge for Congress in 2010

Wrapping up 2009
Wrapping up 2009
AP Photo/Denis Poroy

As we bring in another year we will yet again start watching the show in Congress over health care reform.  While it may get tiresome to have the same issues pounded at over and over there is no room for complacency with such a crucial topic.  Legislation to significantly change our health care system is clearly highly charged with various emotions and ideas, making it extremely difficult as past attempts have proven. 

There are a few new reports out about health care reform, of particular interest to some may be this study on Medicare - Medicare: It's not just another program.  You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.

Some other new developments may surprise some of you but it was only a matter of time before someone asked if all of the law provisions, conditions, and even political deals might be in violation of the US Constitution.  Twelve states attorneys general are threatening to sue over equal state rights due to some of the "bought" vote deals made last week.  Read the Salt Lake Tribune for more details.

And last but not least as we end 2009, here is a look back at this year that begins with health care costs.

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Update on health care reform bills and links to information resources