Health Care Costs Grew More Slowly Than The Economy In 2012

January 6, 2014 11:06 PM

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Health Care Costs Grew More Slowly Than The Economy In 2012

Health care spending grew at a record slow pace for the fourth straight year in 2012, according to a new government report. But the federal officials who compiled the report disagree with their bosses in the Obama administration about why.

The annual report from the actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, published in the journal Health Affairs, found total U.S. health spending totaled $2.8 trillion in 2012, or $8,915 per person.

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