Cost of care to rise first, drop later under ACA, expert says

03/28/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

The Affordable Care Act should make medical care cheaper over time although health care spending by insurance companies and the government will increase at first, said Henry Aaron, a health care expert at the Brookings Institution. "There is a lot of room to improve health care delivery, to bring down prices without undue loss of quality, and to encourage research into cost-reducing technology," he said. "The major obstacle will be the first couple of years of implementation."

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