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Health-spending pace expected to pick up

Federal report says economy, expanded care to fuel 6% yearly rise through ’23

Posted: September 4, 2014 at 5:04 a.m.

The nation's respite from troublesome health care inflation is ending, the government said Wednesday, in a report that renews a crucial budget challenge for lawmakers, taxpayers, businesses and patients.

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President Elbegdorj Tsakhia (left) of Mongolia and Russian President Vladimir Putin review the troops Wednesday at Genghis Khan Square in Ulan Bator.

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