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From John C. Lewin, G. Lawrence Atkins, and Larry McNeely, “The Elusive Path to Health Care Sustainability” in JAMA:

Despite the recent slowdown in health care inflation, particularly in Medicare and Medicaid, increases in health care costs threaten to exceed the nation’s capacity to pay… Even if per-capita health spending slows to the same rate as overall economic growth, increasing numbers of aging beneficiaries will alone double Medicare spending in 10 years while increasing private sector prices increase the burden on businesses and families. [emphasis added]



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