US Health Care Inflation Rate:

1.81% Chg Yr for Aug 2017
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US Health Care Inflation Rate is at 1.81%, compared to 2.58% last month and 4.89% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 5.38%.

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US Health Care Inflation Rate Historical Data

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Aug. 31, 2017 1.81%
July 31, 2017 2.58%
June 30, 2017 2.66%
May 31, 2017 2.66%
April 30, 2017 2.95%
March 31, 2017 3.48%
Feb. 28, 2017 3.55%
Jan. 31, 2017 3.86%
Dec. 31, 2016 4.07%
Nov. 30, 2016 3.98%
Oct. 31, 2016 4.26%
Sept. 30, 2016 4.89%
Aug. 31, 2016 4.89%
July 31, 2016 3.89%
June 30, 2016 3.54%
May 31, 2016 3.13%
April 30, 2016 2.98%
March 31, 2016 3.29%
Feb. 29, 2016 3.50%
Jan. 31, 2016 2.99%
Dec. 31, 2015 2.58%
Nov. 30, 2015 2.95%
Oct. 31, 2015 2.98%
Sept. 30, 2015 2.45%
Aug. 31, 2015 2.47%
   
July 31, 2015 2.49%
June 30, 2015 2.51%
May 31, 2015 2.84%
April 30, 2015 2.90%
March 31, 2015 2.46%
Feb. 28, 2015 2.31%
Jan. 31, 2015 2.64%
Dec. 31, 2014 2.96%
Nov. 30, 2014 2.50%
Oct. 31, 2014 2.09%
Sept. 30, 2014 2.00%
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%

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US Health Care Inflation Rate Summary

  • Last Value: 1.81%
  • Latest Period: Aug 2017
  • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 08:59 EDT
  • Next Release: Oct 13, 2017, 08:30 EDT
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Unit: Percent Change from Year Ago
  • Adjustment: Seasonally Adjusted
  • Long Term Average: 5.38%
  • Value Previously: 2.58%
  • Change From Previous: -29.67%
  • Value One Year Ago: 4.89%
  • Change From One Year Ago: -62.95%
  • First Period: Mar 1938
  • First Value: 0.98%
  • Notes: Based on the unadjusted consumer price index of medical care.

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  • 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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