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Healthcare Cost Growth Acceleration Continues
Health Leaders Media

The average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 6.14% over the 12-months ending April 2012, Standard & Poor’s Healthcare Economic Indices show. The uptick continues an acceleration of cost growth that began in October, 2011 and includes an almost half a percentage point jump from the +5.65% rate posted for the 12-month period ending in March 2012, the S&P Indices show.