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October 24, 2014

Health Care Spending to Grow Even More Slowly

The Hill highlights a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers showing that “medical inflation will likely fall to 6.5 percent next year — a 50 year low.”

“The rate of growth in healthcare costs slowed predictably during the recession… PwC’s Health Research Institute expects that trend to continue not only as the economy continues to improve, but after the healthcare law brings millions of uninsured people into the healthcare system, driving up demand.”

“It cited new penalties on hospitals whose patients must be readmitted soon after being discharged, as well as still-developing efforts to improve care coordination and efficiency. Slow growth is also being driven by changes in employer-based healthcare plans, which are increasingly shifting more costs to employees.”

  • moderatesunite

    what you mean Obamacare is helping to reduce cost and increase efficiency of our healthcare system? why I never

  • Lorehead

    It’s good news for the deficit. People worry too much about the deficit these days, but the fact that it’s disappearing can only benefit the Democratic party.

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