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Medicare Spending Falls

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The claim from the former director of the Office of Management and Budget that Medicare spending fell between 2012 and 2013 is true, according to PolitiFact.

It’s especially noteworthy because the Congressional Budget Office had predicted spending would rise amid the increase in beneficiaries; it actually fell by about $5 billion.


Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.