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Health spending projected to grow modestly, but faster
USA Today

U.S. health spending is expected to grow faster over the next decade than in recent years, reflecting a stronger economy, an aging population and higher levels of insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act, a new federal report says.

The projections follow “six years of national spending growth hovering near historically low rates,” says Sean Keehan, an economist at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who led the study, which was published in the online version of the journal Health Affairs on Tuesday.