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Nation's healthcare changes may rein in costs in long run, report says
Nation's healthcare changes may rein in costs in long run, report says

National healthcare spending will continue to rise in coming years, but at a slower rate than in the previous two decades, according to a government analysis of the nation’s $3-trillion healthcare tab. The report released Wednesday suggests that changes underway in medical care and insurance coverage may help rein in America’s notoriously high-cost system, even as millions of Americans gain insurance through the federal healthcare law. But the slowing still may not make healthcare affordable, as medical spending is projected to outpace economic growth over the next decade, the report says. “Analysis of historic trends tells us that healthcare spending tracks with...

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