US Health Care Inflation Rate:

2.09% Chg Yr for Aug 2014
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US Health Care Inflation Rate is at 2.09%, compared to 2.61% last month and 2.34% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 5.48%.

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Aug. 31, 2014 2.09%
July 31, 2014 2.61%
June 30, 2014 2.61%
May 31, 2014 2.85%
April 30, 2014 2.42%
March 31, 2014 2.17%
Feb. 28, 2014 2.26%
Jan. 31, 2014 2.12%
Dec. 31, 2013 2.01%
Nov. 30, 2013 2.17%
Oct. 31, 2013 2.32%
Sept. 30, 2013 2.39%
Aug. 31, 2013 2.34%
July 31, 2013 1.94%
June 30, 2013 2.15%
May 31, 2013 2.22%
April 30, 2013 2.75%
March 31, 2013 3.08%
Feb. 28, 2013 3.11%
Jan. 31, 2013 3.10%
Dec. 31, 2012 3.21%
Nov. 30, 2012 3.41%
Oct. 31, 2012 3.70%
Sept. 30, 2012 4.09%
Aug. 31, 2012 4.05%
   
July 31, 2012 4.11%
June 30, 2012 3.95%
May 31, 2012 3.58%
April 30, 2012 3.43%
March 31, 2012 3.46%
Feb. 29, 2012 3.38%
Jan. 31, 2012 3.60%
Dec. 31, 2011 3.49%
Nov. 30, 2011 3.37%
Oct. 31, 2011 3.12%
Sept. 30, 2011 2.81%
Aug. 31, 2011 3.19%
July 31, 2011 3.20%
June 30, 2011 2.92%
May 31, 2011 2.99%
April 30, 2011 2.87%
March 31, 2011 2.73%
Feb. 28, 2011 2.89%
Jan. 31, 2011 2.92%
Dec. 31, 2010 3.28%
Nov. 30, 2010 3.18%
Oct. 31, 2010 3.35%
Sept. 30, 2010 3.41%
Aug. 31, 2010 3.17%
July 31, 2010 3.24%

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US Health Care Inflation Rate Summary

  • Last Value: 2.09%
  • Latest Period: Aug 2014
  • Updated: Sep 17, 2014, 8:35 AM EDT View Release
  • Next Release: Oct 22, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Unit: Percent Change from Year Ago
  • Adjustment: Seasonally Adjusted
  • Long Term Average: 5.48%
  • Value Previously: 2.61%
  • Change From Previous: -20.02%
  • Value One Year Ago: 2.34%
  • Change From One Year Ago: -10.63%
  • First Period: Mar 1938
  • First Value: 0.98%
  • Notes: Based on the unadjusted consumer price index of medical care.

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US Health Care Inflation Rate Excel Add-In Codes

  • Indicator Code: I:USHCIR
  • Indicator Name: =YCI("I:USHCIR","name")
  • Latest Value: =YCP("I:USHCIR")
  • Last 5 Values: =YCS("I:USHCIR",,-4)

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About US Health Care Inflation Rate

Often used by economists to predict components of public/private spending. Health care inflation rate is often compared with general inflation rates.
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