Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) -- And now for some good news: Medicare
spending growth has been slowing noticeably. So far this fiscal
year, expenditures have actually declined slightly, according to
the Congressional Budget Office.
Part of the decline this year reflects timing shifts in
certain Medicare payments, which will soon be reversed. Even
adjusting for these shifts, though, Medicare spending is still
up less than 4 percent so far this year.