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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Chicago Fed Letter
The Recent Rise in Health Care Inflation
Diane Alexander
Abstract

Health care services inflation was consistently at or above 3% per year in the early 2000s, declined from around 3% at the end of the 2000s to under 1% in 2015, and then rebounded to just under 2% in early 2018. The low point in 2015 was a near-historical low, with health care services price growth bottoming out at a rate not seen since 1961.


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Diane Alexander, "The Recent Rise in Health Care Inflation" , Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago Fed Letter, number 407, 2018.
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Keywords: Health care; inflation; medicare
DOI: 10.21033/cfl-2018-407
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