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Healthcare Costs Up 7% by Sept.
Health Leaders Media

The average, per capita cost of providing healthcare services in the United States rose by 7.08% for the past 12 months ending in September, a rate of growth that has slowed slightly, but which is still well above the 1.1% overall inflation for the same period, according to the latest monthly study by Standard & Poor’s.

The new numbers are consistent with a trend that from September 2000 to September 2010 has seen healthcare inflation rise 48% while overall Consumer Price Index has risen 26% for the same period, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show.

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