Why Health Costs Are Still Rising
Publication Date: November 2010
Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)
Author(s): Devon M. Herrick
Keywords: Health Care; Cost of Care; Third Party
Coverage: United States
Prices for medical services have been rising faster than prices of other goods and services for as long as anyone can remember. But not all health care prices are rising. Although health care inflation is robust for those services paid by third-party insurance, prices are rising only moderately for services patients buy directly.