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Healthcare Cost Growth Accelerates Slightly
Health Leaders Media

The average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare grew 5.61% over the 12 months ending in June 2011, representing a second 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. Since then, the rate of growth accelerated slightly in May and June.