How Real Is the Health Care Spending Trend?
This article was originally published in RPM Report
The US is in a four-year-long stretch of lower-than-expected health care spending growth. The sluggish economy is clearly a factor, but—the head of the US Medicare program argues—so are payment and delivery reforms at the federal level.
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