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The Forecast Slowdown in Medicare Spending: Is More Coming? David Cutler, February 21, 2013, Paper. "The President pushed his budget in last week’s State of the Union address, but the show was stolen by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) 2 weeks ago, when it released its 2013 Budget and Economic Outlook. The biggest news was the “baseline”—defined as the CBO’s projections of federal revenues and spending assuming current laws remain unchanged. As has happened annually since 2010, the CBO lowered its forecast of federal health spending growth, independent of any policy action. Medicare and..." Link verified August 21, 2014