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Health Spending Growth Ramps Up to Pre-Recession Levels

National health expenditures in February 2014 grew 6.7 percent over February 2013, the highest rate of increase since March 2007, prior to the recession that began in December 2007, according to the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2014

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

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Health Care Price Growth Hits Historic Low

Health care prices in October 2013 rose just 0.9 percent above the levels seen in October 2012, the lowest reading in the 50-plus years of data of the monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators released by the Center for Sustainable Health Spending at Ann Arbor’s Altarum Institute.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2013

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

Health Share of Economy Drops

The Center for Sustainable Health Spending at the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute reports that health care prices grew 1.1 percent in July 2013 over July 2012, up from the May growth rate of 1 percent — which was the lowest Altarum has ever recorded.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2013

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

October Health Spending Growth Heads Lower

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2012

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

Health Spending Grows By Only 3.8 Percent In May

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2012

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

2011 Health Spending Growth Remains Near Historic Lows

New analysis shows that health care spending in the U.S. in 2011 grew at one of the slowest rates in 50 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/09/2012

Health Spending Growth Up In 2011, But Trending To Record Lows at Year’s End

The January Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs released by the Altarum Institute indicate that over the first 11 months of 2011, health spending has grown at an annual rate of 4.5 percent, compared to the 3.9 percent increase for 2010. This growth was driven by high spending early in 2011 followed by a gradual, steady decline.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2012

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

Health Sector Has Quiet Month: Price, Spending, Employment Growth All Down

The December Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs released today by Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending indicate that October health price inflation, at 1.9 percent, represents a 13-year low; health spending growth in October ticked down to 5.0 percent, and health employment in November exhibited below-average growth of 17,000 jobs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/08/2011

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