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Health spending: Boomers will spike costs, but growing uninsured will soften their impact

Key clinical point: CMS projects accelerated growth in health care spending over next decade.

Major finding: Average growth rate projected to be 5.5% per year, on average.

Study details: CMS develops projections based on actuarial and economic modeling techniques. Projections reflect current law and do not consider any proposed policy actions.

Disclosures: No conflicts of interest were disclosed.


Sisko A et al. Health Aff. Feb 20. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05499.