Healthcare Spending

CMS: Nursing home Medicare cuts helped keep healthcare spending at historic low levels

CMS: Nursing home Medicare cuts helped keep healthcare spending at historic low levels

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Dramatic Medicare cuts to skilled nursing facilities played a significant part in keeping healthcare spending low in 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday.

ACA put the brakes on spending across the care continuum, White House economists say

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Spending on healthcare, including skilled nursing care, has grown at a historically slow rate in the last three years, according to a new analysis from the Council of Economic Advisers. The group, which reports to the president, linked the slow growth to Affordable Care Act policies.

Debate over healthcare spending continues as House, Senate pass budgets

Debate over healthcare spending continues as House, Senate pass budgets

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Both houses of Congress passed budgets late last week, setting up the next phase of the ongoing debate over healthcare spending.

Health spending now tops $2.7 trillion

Healthcare spending totaled $2.7 trillion in 2011 and accounted for 17.9% of the nation's gross domestic product, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Health outlays rose by 3.9% in 2011, which was identical to the increases seen in both 2010 and 2009.

Modest healthcare spending growth predicted between now and 2014, report projects

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Consumer healthcare spending is expected to grow at a relatively modest rate between now and 2014, due largely to the struggling economy, a federal report predicts.

Long-term care merger and acquisition spending rose 34% in 2011; upswing to continue, report says

Long-term care saw a significant jump in merger, acquisition and takeover activity in 2011, according to a new report.

Panel proposes healthcare spending cuts in debt reduction proposal

The Bipartisan Policy Center released a debt reduction proposal that includes several healthcare-related spending cuts.

Increased Medicaid enrollment contributes to healthcare spending rise in 2009

By 2012, taxpayers will be footing the bill for 50% of all healthcare spending in the U.S., a new government report suggests.

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