Spending on hospital care increased 4.6% to $1.1 trillion in 2017 and accounted for 33% of total health care spending.
Open enrollment for 2019 coverage ends next week.
Cumulative volume on HealthCare.gov for the 2019 coverage year lower than 2018 through 4 weeks.
Fewer plans have been selected, compared with last year, but the gap has closed since week 1.
Plan selections for the first week were down, compared with last year.
Group’s lobbying efforts keep it on top of the health sector in terms of spending.
The law’s questionable impact and apparent lack of enforcement do not mean you can ignore it. The data are still being collected and displayed.
But market corrections, not federal government action, may be driving the declines.
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