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Health costs decreasing by billions of $$ – yes, decreasing

Posted By Adam Searing On December 3, 2013 @ 10:10 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

From the NYT yesterday [1] (H/T @gregflynn):

Already, the Congressional Budget Office has quietly erased hundreds of billions of dollars from its projections. It now estimates that Medicare spending in 2020 will be $137 billion lower than it thought in 2010, a drop of 15 percent; Medicaid spending will be $85 billion, or 16 percent, lower; and private health insurance premiums are expected to be about 9 percent lower.

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[1] the NYT yesterday: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/business/affordable-care-act-so-far-seems-likely-to-cost-less-than-expected.html

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