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What age group has lowest rate of growth in personal health care spending?

May 6, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Average annual growth in per capita personal healthcare spending for the elderly was 4.1% from 2002 to 2010, the lowest among any other age groups studied, according to a report by the CMS Office of the Actuary released May 5 and published in the journal Health Affairs.Overall, authors of the report found that growth in spending among groups over this time period varied, especially during the recession. For example, in 2008-10, the largest difference in average spending growth between...

CMS, Elderly, Healthcare spending

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