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‘Historically’ Low Healthcare Spending Growth Predicted for 2013
Health Leaders Media

Healthcare spending is forecasted to grow at a historically low rate of 7.5% in 2013, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC estimates.

PwC’s Health Research Institute in a survey and report released Thursday attributes much of the projected slower growth on the tepid economy, the healthcare industry’s broad focus on cost containment, higher out-of-pocket costs and, therefore, lower utilization for healthcare consumers, and efforts by employers to keep their health insurance expenses down.