Despite Obamacare, Health Care Spending Is Spiraling out of Control


By Sally Pipes
Washington Examiner, Sept. 21, 2018

Former President Barack Obama promised the ACA would bend “the cost curve and [start] to reduce costs for families, businesses, and government.” But his pledge has gone unfulfilled.  Patients and taxpayers are spending record amounts on health care. This year, total health care spending will increase by 5.3%, according to a recent estimate from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That’s after spending rose by 4.6% last year to total $3.5 trillion. Read More…