Health Care Inflation
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.
Ann Arbor’s Altarum Institute finds moderate inflation in health care prices, just 2.1 percent in September. But total health spending, led by higher hospital spending, grew by 5.2 percent.