Healthcare spending's recent surge stirs unease
For years, because of structural changes in the healthcare delivery system and the deep economic downturn, the health care “cost curve” had bent. Health spending was growing no faster than spending on other goods or services, an anomaly in 50 years of government accounts. But perhaps no longer. A surge of insurance enrollment related to rising employment and President Obama’s health care law has likely meant a surge of spending on healthcare.
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