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U.S. Healthcare Costs Climb 5.73% Over 12 Months
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The average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare grew 5.73% over the 12 months ending in August, representing a fourth straight month of modest acceleration of cost growth, Standard & Poor’s Healthcare Economic Indices show. The index posted its lowest annual growth rate in its six-year history — +5.37% in April 2011.