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How ACOs Are Slowing Healthcare Costs



This year's historically low rate of growth in health insurance premium costs—just 4%—is attributable to the spread of the Accountable Care Organization model and proof that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is working, says the Commonwealth Fund.



2 comments on "How ACOs Are Slowing Healthcare Costs"
Todd (12/14/2012 at 5:11 PM)

We do not all get care locally. People travel overseas for surgery all the time and more will do so in the future.
Jim (12/13/2012 at 10:04 AM)

La-La land at the Commonwealth Fund. Where is the proof? I've spent 44 years working in health insurance - there are pricing variations from year to year, and what we saw in 2012 were price increases that reflect an over-reaction of insurance pricing decisions made in the prior 3 years. Take a look at the pricing reactions for renewals in the first quarter of 2013 - those are proof that PPACA is working.