Lower Health Costs Won't Cure All

Slowing health-care costs isn't necessarily great news -- it might be great for the bean counters but not so great for us fragile humans who would like to live longer, healthier lives.

Paying the price.

Photographer: Aaron Harris/Bloomberg

It was a sure bet that if health-care costs fell after the Affordable Care Act was passed, we’d see people writing articles about how the law had finally gotten health-care costs under control. And so it has come to pass, and so a number of readers have written me to ask whether this is actually true. 

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