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Why Health Costs Are Still Rising

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Publication Date: November 2010

Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): Devon M. Herrick

Series: 731

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Topic: Government (Public finance)

Keywords: Health Care; Cost of Care; Third Party

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

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.