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Health Care Spending Boosted By ACA Coverage, Hep-C Drugs

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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The health care spending growth rate in the US leapt to 5.3% in 2014 – much higher than in the prior three years – led by coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act and new drug treatments for hepatitis C, says an annual health expenditures report. Costs for durable medical equipment grew 3.2% in 2014 from prior-year levels.

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