cost overrun

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Noun1.cost overrun - excess of cost over budget; "the cost overrun necessitated an additional allocation of funds in the budget"
cost - the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
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Delays associated with drug shortages can cause budget escalation in a variety of areas, some easily overlooked until someone tallies up budget overruns.
So the crisis of health care is not really one of budget escalation and under-insurance, but of a perverse system.

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