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How the US can contain explosive health care costs

24 January 2013 Last updated at 22:20 GMT

Health care costs in the US are projected to rise at a staggering proportion in the next few decades.

Getting that cost under control will improve the government's ability to deal with the budget deficit in the long term.

The BBC's Tanya Beckett asked Toby Cosgrove of the Cleveland Clinics how this explosive cost of health care could be contained.