Law, healthier beneficiaries helping trim Medicare costs

March 11, 2014 2:40 PM

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Law, healthier beneficiaries helping trim Medicare costs

WASHINGTON — Health care spending per Medicare recipient will slow in the future, because of lower payments to doctors, fewer services per beneficiary and a lower average age of beneficiary, according to a February monthly budget review by the Congressional Budget Office.

"Under current law, spending per person in Medicare will increase much more slowly during the next decade than it has during the past few decades," CBO states in the review.

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