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Medical Innovations Can Come At A Cost

Sometimes medical technology expands where it's not necessarily needed. It may drive up the price hospitals charge insurance companies, who in turn raise premiums.
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Who Is Insured By Who?

Robert Siegel talks with Julie Rovner, who breaks down how many Americans get insurance through the government versus the private sector.
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Mass. Boasts Highest Insured Rate In U.S.

Massachusetts enacted a universal health care law six years ago. That's meant that almost all of its population now has health insurance. We explore what that means for someone who can now treat their health condition.
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Texas Has Highest Percentage Of Uninsured

Almost a quarter of people in Texas lack health insurance. We take a look at what that means for a patient struggling to get treatment for a health condition.
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U.S. Health Care Workforce Larger Than Ever

One in eight Americans work in health care and the U.S. spends about $2.7 trillion on it each year. Tony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, tells Robert Siegel that the U.S. healthcare system is "growing like crazy."
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One Nation, Two Health Care Extremes

When it comes to health care in the U.S., no two states are more different than Texas and Massachusetts, which boast the highest and lowest rates of uninsured people, respectively. Those differences come into stark relief in the lives of Texan Melinda Maarouf and Massachusetts resident Peter Brook.

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