Rising Medical Costs Mean More Rough Times Ahead

Cutler, David M.
August 2017
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;8/8/2017, Vol. 318 Issue 6, p508
Academic Journal
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The author discusses an increase in medical costs in the U.S. as of August 2017. Topics include the U.S. government's search for a health care policy to replace the Affordable Care Act, the cost efficiency of disease prevention, and the challenges associated with increased medical spending as it applies to a variety of services, some more valuable than others.


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