|US health care spending growth remains low for fourth year|
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WASHINGTON — Soaring health care spending — which helped pave the way for President Barack Obama’s health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown in how much the nation pays for medical treatment, according to a new government report.
Overall spending on health care rose less than 4 percent in 2012, less than half the rate of a decade ago, independent economists at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services concluded.
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