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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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URLs in this post:

[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

[2] More good health care news : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/04/04/more-good-health-care-news/

[3] Lower cost projections for Affordable Care Act mean good news for states too : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/04/14/lower-cost-projections-of-affordable-care-act-mean-good-news-for-states-too/

[4] Another NC Affordable Care Act success story: “Thank God for Health Insurance” : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/03/24/another-nc-affordable-care-act-success-story-thank-god-for-health-insurance/

[5] New Study: Consumer spending by immigrants generates jobs, billions for NC’s economy : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/04/15/new-study-consumer-spending-by-immigrants-generates-jobs-billions-for-ncs-economy/

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