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Altarium Institute

Health Care Price Increases Stay At Historic Lows, Health Job Growth Declines

National health care price increases and spending increases remain near historic lows, according to the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/19/2014

Altarum headquarters in Ann Arbor. Photo by Dwight Burdette via Wikimedia Commons.

February Health Price Inflation Lowest in 14 Years

Health care prices rose just 1.8 percent in February 2012, the lowest rate of inflation since April 1998. Price growth for nearly all health categories moderated, especially hospital care and physician services.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2012

Study Finds Health Care Premiums Rising Faster Than Health Care Costs

The October Health Sector Economic Indicator briefs from Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending indicate that health spending in August grew by 5.0 percent relative to August 2010.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2011