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The Recession, Not Obamacare, Is Slowing Health Spending
National Journal Magazine

Growth in national health spending remained low for the fourth consecutive year, an annual federal report says.

Health care spending increased 3.7 percent in 2012 to $2.8 trillion, according to an analysis released Monday by the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, marking the fourth consecutive year of the slowest rates recorded in the 53-year history of the National Health Expenditure Accounts.

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