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Health care spending in Massachusetts on the rise
San Francisco Chronicle

A new report says health care spending in Massachusetts continues to grow faster than the rate of inflation. The report is scheduled to be released Tuesday by the Center for Health Information and Analysis, created under state law in 2012 to monitor health care spending. The report says overall spending grew 2.3 percent last year. That is below the cost growth benchmark of 3.6 percent set by the state, but higher than the inflation rate, which was 1.5 percent.