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Healthcare spending set to spike by 6.8% in 2015, report predicts
Modern Healthcare

Healthcare spending is expected to jump by 6.8% next year, spurred by the recovering economy and increased insurance coverage, according to an analysis by PwC’s Health Research Institute. The boost in spending follows a span in which healthcare expenditures had grown at a slower clip than the often double-digit increases of the 1990s and early 2000s. That’s spurred an ongoing debate over whether the trend could be attributed primarily to reforms associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the economic malaise brought on by the Great Recession.