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FEB 14, 2013 - National Journal

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Why Obama's Optimism on Health Costs Is Premature

In his State of the Union address this week, President Obama took credit for a puzzling but welcome trend: milder increases in health care costs. “Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of health care costs,” Obama declared.But the president’s optimism may be premature. It is true that the United States has just experienced four straight years of modest health care growth, a trend with huge implications for the federal budget, wages, and household budgets. If the slow growth lasts, it could mean the end to yearly spikes in insurance premiums. It could tame federal ... Read More

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