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GAO: PPACA could help budget, or hurt a little

Would Congress have the self-discipline to stick with tough health spending choices?
Would Congress have the self-discipline to stick with tough health spending choices?

If Congress can keep the cost-containment provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) in place, PPACA might slow growth in government debt a bit.

If Congress keeps the coverage expansion provisions in place but phases out the major cost-containment provisions, the budget outlook might be a little worse than if Congress had left the U.S. health care system alone and continued with its historical approach to health program budgeting.

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