GM urges U.S. to attack health-care "sacred cows"


By Michael Ellis DETROIT, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Washington should attack the "sacred cows" of the health care industry to rein in excessive growth in costs, the head of General Motors Corp. said on Tuesday. One area where government action could help slow health care costs is medical malpractice lawsuits, GM Chief Executive Rick Wagoner told reporters following a speech. "This thing has just gotten to be absurd. That's a huge cost driver," the head of the world's largest automaker said. ...

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