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Subj: Well your link said this...
Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 at 07:12:03 pm CST (Viewed 453 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Its most likely a bleak future but I can say...
Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 at 03:11:17 pm CST (Viewed 520 times)
More high-deductible insurance plans and increases in the percent of health care costs borne by consumers also contributed to the slower rate of increase, said Micah Hartman, a statistician in CMS' Office of the Actuary. The more people have to pay for health care treatment out of pocket, the less they tend to use.
So to clarify maybe it wasn't the rate.
So maybe it wasn't the rate...but the cost was much higher.
Basically...the PEOPLE had to pay more when they needed to use it.
costs borne by the consumer,