UPDATE 1-GM urges U.S. to rein in rising health-care costs


(Adds Ford COO comment) 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. , which last year spent $4.8 billion on health insurance for its workers, 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 ...

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