Source: New York Times ⇥
Submitted By: Robin Lane
By Robert Pear
Just since January, the budget office said, it has reduced its estimate of the 10-year cost of federal insurance subsidies by 20 percent, and its estimate of new Medicaid costs attributable to the law has come down by 8 percent.
Slower growth in health spending helps consumers and businesses, which shoulder most of the costs, and contributes to lower federal budget deficits.
The budget office now projects deficits totaling $7.2 trillion from 2016 to 2025, a decrease of 6 percent from the more than $7.6 trillion projected in January.
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