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  • Insurers Must Cover Birth Control With No Copays Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 12:16 PM ET
    Cost of healthcare

    Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores.

  • Health Tab to Hit $4.6 Trillion in 2020: Government Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 5:33 AM ET

    The nation's health care tab is on track to hit $4.6 trillion in 2020, accounting for about $1 of every $5 in the economy, government number crunchers estimate in a report out Thursday.

  • US Military Could Suffer If No Debt Deal: Bush Aide Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 10:42 AM ET

    There's be no money for U.S. defense as of Aug. 3 if there is no deal on the debt under a worst-case scenario, former Treasury Secretary Jay Powell told CNBC Monday.

  • Off The Chart Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:00 PM ET

    Health care is an emotional subject for many Americans — and often one of extremes.  Yet, as we obssess about the system's structure and cost, we neglect our own health. Obesity and high blood pressure are more common, while exercise and diet are overlooked.  Our special report, "Healthy Business", explores these issues.

  • Long-Term Care Comes Of Age Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:30 AM ET

    After seeing old age or illness deplete their parents life savings, more baby boomer are signing up for long-term care coverage.

  • High Oil, Lower Wealth Will Slow Economy: Feldstein Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 11:44 AM ET
    Martin Feldstein

    Higher oil, lower household wealth and continued trouble in the housing market will keep first-quarter growth "south of 2%," economist Martin Feldstein said Friday.

  • Obama to Call for Broad Plan to Reduce Debt Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 1:20 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Obama will call this week for Republicans to join him in writing a broad plan to raise revenues and reduce the growth of popular entitlement programs, the New York Times reports.