Medicare spending progress is slowing. It’s unclear why.

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With the potential of a federal authorities shutdown looming, it’s straightforward to be cynical in regards to the huge federal funds, which grows yearly.

However there’s a bit of excellent information about federal spending: The expansion in Medicare spending has considerably slowed down.

Medicare, the medical insurance program for seniors, is the second largest expenditure within the federal funds, accounting for about 12 % of federal spending. For years, spending per enrollee had been growing. That progress, which analysts predicted would proceed effectively into the long run, has slowed dramatically.