Medicare cost growth remains low

01/10/2013 | Hill, The

Growth in Medicare costs is historically low, according to a report from HHS, rising 0.4 percentage points per senior last year. Federal officials credited provisions in the Affordable Care Act, and other agencies say reductions in payments to insurers and providers will hold down cost increases for several years, but Republicans argue the measures mean doctors will eventually stop serving Medicare patients.

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