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Health care costs rising more slowly, says federal official in Loma Linda
Los Angeles Daily News

The rate of health care cost increases in the U.S. during 2015 were the smallest in 50 years, Melissa Stafford Jones, Region 9 director the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said here Wednesday.

Last year, for example, the insurance marketplace created by Covered California, the state-run health insurance exchange authorized by the Affordable Care Act, saw its costs rise 4.1 percent, far less than the double-digit growth experienced in many years prior to the passage of the ACA, Jones said.