The costs of change

Evans, Melanie; Lubell, Jennifer
September 2010
Modern Healthcare;9/13/2010, Vol. 40 Issue 37, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on the projected annual growth of health expenditure in the U.S. until 2019 as a result of the health reform law passed in March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) projects health spending to increase by an average of 6.3% each year, amounting to 4.57 trillion dollars by 2019, or 19.6% of the U.S. economy. John Holahan of the Health Policy Research Center expresses concern about the rapid rise in health spending despite projected slowdown in Medicare spending. INSET: BY THE NUMBERS.


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