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In 2007, growth in national health spending is projected to decelerate slightly to 6.6%, while spending growth among private payers and Medicaid accelerates.

Poisal, John A., Christopher Truffler, Sheila Smith, Andrea Sisko, Cathy Cowan, Sean Keehan, Bridget Dickensheets, and National Health Care Expenditures Team. Health Spending Projections Through 2016: Modest changes obscure Part D’s impact. Health Affairs. February 2007; http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/hlthaff.26.2.w242

Reference

Title
Health Spending Projections Through 2016: Modest changes obscure Part D’s impact
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
February 2007
Authors
Poisal, John A., Christopher Truffler, Sheila Smith, Andrea Sisko, Cathy Cowan, Sean Keehan, Bridget Dickensheets, and National Health Care Expenditures Team
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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