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Reform law won’t bend cost curve, CMS accountants say
Modern Healthcare

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will not “bend the cost curve” of national healthcare spending over the coming decade, according to the latest projections by the CMS’ accountants.

The growth in nation’s overall healthcare spending is expected to accelerate from a low of 3.9% in 2010 to a high of 8.3% in 2014, according to the latest annual healthcare spending projection by the CMS actuary’s office, which was published Thursday in the online version of the journal Health Affairs. Annual increases will drop to 6.2% by 2020.