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issues for 2015
One of the major policy following the Affordable Care Act's enactment in 2010 is the dramatic slowdown in Medicare's spending growth, with average spending per beneficiaries essentially flat. While this has improved Medicare's financial outlook somewhat, what happens next to Medicare spending and how policymakers respond will be an important issue for 2015.