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In Forecasting Health Costs, Let Technology Be Your Guide
New York Times

The expansion of health care insurance can drive the development of new technologies that can drive up health care spending. But it doesn’t have to.

By historical standards, health spending growth has been low since 2002. As the federal and state governments expand health insurance coverage, will this relatively low growth continue? The answer depends in large part on how investments in health care technology are encouraged.