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How political pressure and ego trumped common sense

The latest data show health-care costs for employers are up 9 percent and that one in three Floridians under 65 have no insurance coverage. If you wonder why costs are out of control, there's a great investigative story you need to read.

Kaiser Health News and McClatchy Newspapers teamed to produce a fascinating study on how the Nemours Foundation got state permission to build a children's hospital in Orlando even though neutral health planners said there were already more beds than needed, given that there were already two children's hospitals in a city that could really only justify one.