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Feds use Medicaid data to estimate PPACA spending

Officials at the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are using Medicaid program data to come up with early estimates of the effects of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) coverage access programs on 2014 health spending.

The BEA – an arm at the U.S. Department of Commerce – included the estimates in preliminary first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) figures released today.

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