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Study shows generic drug use kept rising in 2012
USA Today

A move by Americans to use more generic drugs and shop for cheaper health care options kept the increase in overall medical spending stable in 2012, according to a report released Tuesday.

In 2012, health care costs for an average person insured through work were $4,701, a $181 increase over 2011, according to the Health Care Cost Institute, a non-profit group that conducts health research. The growth rate for per capita costs slowed from a 4.1% increase in 2011 to 4% last year.