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Healthcare Cost Growth Slows but Easily Outpaces Inflation
Health Leaders Media

The average growth in per capita cost of healthcare services slowed over the past year by nearly 0.7%, but the overall pace of that growth continues to easily outstrip inflation in the larger economy, according to Standard & Poor’s Healthcare Economic Indices.

For the 12-month period ending in September, S&P reports that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs rose by 5.06%—a slight deceleration from the 5.7% annual growth rate recorded in August.

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