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Healthcare Costs Continue to Climb, but Rate Slows
Health Leaders Media

The average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare grew 5.77% over the 12 months ending in March 2011, continuing a nearly year-long deceleration of cost growth, Standard & Poor’s Healthcare Economic Indices show.

March’s results represent the lowest cost growth in the six-year history of the measure, and reflect a deceleration in healthcare cost growth from the +6.17% in annual growth posted in February, and +6.31% in January 2011 for this index, S&P said.