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White House takes some credit for health care cost slowdown
San Francisco Chronicle

President Obama’s signature health care law has helped slow the pace of cost increases in health care, a senior administration official told reporters Monday as the White House continued to press its campaign to defend the law.

The official also presented economic statistics aimed at rebutting claims from Republicans that the law has slowed hiring or caused large numbers of companies to cut hours for their workers.

“There’s been a lot of crying wolf,” the official said.

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