As the health reform law begins to impact doctors and patients across the country, a couple things are becoming clear.
First, components of the health reform law are causing health spending to go up over the next decade, not down as many advocates projected, according to new projections from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Second, health reform will provide coverage to millions more U.S. residents over the next decade and someone will need to take care of them. Researchers at Dartmouth University say more providers is not necessarily the answer — it’s more subtle than that.
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—Denise Fulton (@denisefulton on Twitter)