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Health care spending shows slowing trend

Behavior changes and recession key as costs taper off

Ads in Washington by CareNotCuts.org, which is lobbying Congress against cutting Medicare and Medicaid. Evidence suggests changing behavior of health care providers and consumers partially accounts for slowing of the health spending growth rate. Ads in Washington by CareNotCuts.org, which is lobbying Congress against cutting Medicare and Medicaid. Evidence suggests changing behavior of health care providers and consumers partially accounts for slowing of the health spending growth rate. (Philip Scott Andrews)
By Annie Lowrey
New York Times / April 29, 2012
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The growth of health spending has slowed substantially in the last few years, surprising experts and offering some fuel for optimism about the federal government’s long-term fiscal performance.

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