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U.S. Healthcare Costs Climb 6.19% Over 12 Months
Health Leaders Media

The average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare grew 6.19% over the 12 months ending in February 2011, but those rates of growth continue to decelerate, Standard & Poor’s Healthcare Economic Indices show.

February’s results reflect a deceleration in healthcare cost growth from the 6.31% increase in annual growth rate posted in January 2011 for this index, S&P said.