BC-US--Health Care Spend, 0136
Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press.
Gov't says health costs to keep growing faster than economy<
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says U.S. health care spending will keep growing faster than the overall economy in the foreseeable future, squeezing public insurance programs and employers who provide coverage.
Annual projections released Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services cite an aging population and an uptick in prices for health care services and goods.
Spending is projected to ri ...