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Study shows rise in federal healthcare spending

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A federal study shows that government healthcare spending is expected to increase to $1.191 trillion this year as the recession suppresses private healthcare spending, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The country’s healthcare costs are projected to reach $2.510 trillion overall, a 5.5% increase from 2008, according to the study by economists and actuaries at CMS published this week in Health Affairs.
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