The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) released its annual Health Care Cost and Utilization Report. The report – 2017 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report – shows that spending per privately insured person grew by 4.2 percent, the second year in a row of spending growth over four percent. Price increases were the primary driver. The report covers the period 2013 through 2017 and includes claims data from four national insurance companies: Aetna, Humana, Kaiser Permanente, and UnitedHealthcare. The report examines four groups of health care services and dozens of sub-categories.
- 2017 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report. HCCI. February 2019