National health expenditures grew 3.9 percent in July 2013, relative to July 2012, in line with the low levels reported since 2009, the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute reported.
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 spending grew by just 3.9 percent in April 2012 relative to April 2011, down slightly from the 4.0 percent growth rate observed in March 2012, according to Ann Arbor’s Altarum.
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.
Analysis by the Center for Studying Health Spending at the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute shows that health spending in the United States in January grew by 4.4 percent compared to January 2010 — the 28th consecutive month of historically low growth