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Commercial Per Capita Costs Increase 8.7%, Far Outpacing Medicare Costs

From Business Insurance, S&P Healthcare Indices reports that for the 12-month period ending August 2010, per capita health care costs for commercial plans,including self-insured, increased 8.66% compared to an increase in Medicare per capita cost of only 5.08%.

Hospital services accounted for the greatest difference between commercial & Medicare with commercial experiencing a 9.66% increase and Medicare having a 4.48% increase.

Posted by Cristie Travis at 5:49 AM

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