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Government says health spending to jump next year

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says health care spending will jump by 6.1 percent next year as the big coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's overhaul kicks in. That's more than 2 percentage points higher than the growth rate forecast for this year. The rate of growth in health care spending for the past four years has hovered under 4 percent — historically low. The government...

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