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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Medicare Leads in Controlling Health Costs [feedly]

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Medicare Leads in Controlling Health Costs
// Center on Budget: Comprehensive News Feed

Medicare has been the leader in reforming the health care payment system to improve efficiency and has outperformed private health insurance in holding down the growth of health costs, as we note in our newly updated report on Medicare's finances.  Since 1987, Medicare spending per enrollee has grown by 5.7 percent a year, on average, compared with 7.0 percent for private health insurance.  (See figure.)

 

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