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Panthers Seahawks Football
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 file photo, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera watches during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif. For the seventh time in five years, the Panthers and Seahawks will meet on Sunday night, Dec. 4, 2016 each with a different sense of urgency heading into the final month of the regular season. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
Health Care Spending
FILE - This Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, depicts a part of a U.S. $100 bill. A government report says the nation’s health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama’s law and by costly prescription drugs. The $3.2 trillion averages out to $9,900 per person, although most of that is spent caring for the sickest patients. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
Congress Medicare
FILE - In this June 7, 2016, file photo, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare _ and they are rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of an epic political battle over the government’s flagship health program that covers 57 million Americans. It turns out that Republicans, especially in the Senate, are not spoiling for a fight. “We are not inclined to lead with our chin,” said Cornyn of Texas. “And right now, we’ve got a lot on our plate.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)