Kaiser Health News staff writer Jordan Rau reports: "An economist at the Federal Reserve has restoked the debate over the causes of regional differences in Medicare spending, and her analysis disputes some of the thinking behind a number of policy changes in the 2010 health law" (Rau, 1/30). Read the story.
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