“This report shows that the Administration's promise that ObamaCare would rein in the skyrocketing health care costs is false,” said Hatch. "The reality is that our weak economy, coupled with millions of Americans getting kicked off of their health insurance, has led to a dip in national health care costs. But this doesn't take into account the soaring premiums and higher deductibles that are about to hit the pocketbooks of hard-working families or ObamaCare's unprecedented Medicaid expansion that will cripple state budgets. This report shouldn't be a cause for celebration, but rather is a precursor to higher costs and more broken promises."
Today’s report specifically stated, “The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was enacted in March 2010, had a minimal impact on overall national health spending growth through 2012.”
In the September 2013, CMS released a report saying the Affordable Care Act will actually increase health care costs moving forward.