Over the first 11 months of 2012, national health expenditures grew at an annual rate of 4.3 percent, compared to the 3.9 percent increase for 2011 reflected in data released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
National health expenditures in October 2012 grew by 3.5 percent relative to October 2011, down two-tenths from the September rate, and representing the sixth consecutive month of below 4 percent growth.
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National health expenditures in September 2012 grew by 3.7 percent relative to September 2011, ticking down a tenth from the August rate, and representing the fifth consecutive month of below 4 percent growth. At 4 percent, the average monthly rate of growth in spending, year-to-date is barely above the all-time low rate of 3.8 percent recorded in 2009.
National health expenditures in August 2012 grew by 3.8 percent relative to August 2011, equal to the July rate, and representing the fourth consecutive month of growth below 4 percent. The 2012 average rate of growth in spending at 4.1 percent is down sharply from the estimated 2011 average of 5.2 percent and helps alleviate fears of a new acceleration in overall health spending.
National health expenditures in July 2012 grew by 4.2 percent relative to July 2011, up from the 3.9 percent growth rate observed in June, but still representing a historically moderate trend rate.
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Health spending in May 2012 grew by a modest 3.8 percent compared to May 2011, continuing a trend of roughly 4 percent annual growth since 2009.
Health care job growth slowed in April, with just 19,000 new jobs created compared to the 24-month average of 24,000 jobs, according to Ann Arbor’s Altarum Institute.
“We appear to be in a beneficial period where the health sector is creating jobs the economy clearly needs, yet rates of increase in health spending and prices are still near historic lows,” said Charles Roehrig, director of the Center for Sustainable Health Spending.