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California medical spending grew in 2009, but rate slowed
Los Angeles Times

Californians spent less per person for healthcare in 2009 than residents of all but eight other states. But the total tab is mounting, according to a new report from the California HealthCare Foundation.

Total spending for healthcare in California was $230 billion, nearly triple the level in 1991.

The state’s spending growth rate slowed, however, the report noted: “Since reaching its peak of 9.7% in 2003, the pace of growth in health spending has been decelerating.