The most recent health spending projections are significantly lower than those made immediately following the passage of the ACA, in large part because of historically low growth in health spending since the recession, but also because the projected cost of implementing the ACA is now lower than originally anticipated. Furthermore, the current projections may still be high, given that premiums for health plans offered in the marketplaces are much lower than experts originally thought they would be.
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