The slowdown in health care spending as previously reported by researchers just may be here to stay.

A report Tuesday from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers projected lower overall growth in medical costs in 2014, even as millions more newly-insured Americans join the health system under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

PwC's Health Research Institute projected that health care inflation in the U.S. is projected to dip to 6.5 percent in 2014 but that when other factors are put into the mix, that figure could end up around 4.5 percent.

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