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Basic Info

US Health Care Inflation Rate reflects the year over year change in the health care component of the US Consumer Price Index. Compared to the US Inflation Rate, which tracks the change in the US CPI, health care costs have significantly outpaced overall inflation during the 1980s and 1990s. In the first part of the 21st century, healthcare costs increases tracked overal cost increases more closely.

US Health Care Inflation Rate is at 0.37%, compared to 0.29% last month and 4.47% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 5.23%.

Stats

Last Value 0.37%
Latest Period Aug 2021
Last Updated Sep 14 2021, 08:34 EDT
Next Release Oct 13 2021, 08:30 EDT
Long Term Average 5.23%
Average Growth Rate 4.60%
Value from 1 Year Ago 4.47%
Change from 1 Year Ago -91.65%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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Notes Year over year change of unadjusted consumer price index of medical care.

Historical Data

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Date Value
August 31, 2021 0.37%
July 31, 2021 0.29%
June 30, 2021 0.43%
May 31, 2021 0.91%
April 30, 2021 1.46%
March 31, 2021 1.77%
February 28, 2021 2.00%
January 31, 2021 1.95%
December 31, 2020 1.78%
November 30, 2020 2.42%
October 31, 2020 2.89%
September 30, 2020 4.20%
August 31, 2020 4.47%
July 31, 2020 5.02%
June 30, 2020 5.08%
May 31, 2020 4.90%
April 30, 2020 4.81%
March 31, 2020 4.73%
February 29, 2020 4.62%
January 31, 2020 4.48%
December 31, 2019 4.57%
November 30, 2019 4.24%
October 31, 2019 4.29%
September 30, 2019 3.46%
August 31, 2019 3.46%
Date Value
July 31, 2019 2.58%
June 30, 2019 1.96%
May 31, 2019 2.08%
April 30, 2019 1.92%
March 31, 2019 1.72%
February 28, 2019 1.72%
January 31, 2019 1.90%
December 31, 2018 2.01%
November 30, 2018 2.03%
October 31, 2018 1.71%
September 30, 2018 1.73%
August 31, 2018 1.53%
July 31, 2018 1.90%
June 30, 2018 2.46%
May 31, 2018 2.40%
April 30, 2018 2.21%
March 31, 2018 1.99%
February 28, 2018 1.76%
January 31, 2018 1.98%
December 31, 2017 1.78%
November 30, 2017 1.68%
October 31, 2017 1.68%
September 30, 2017 1.56%
August 31, 2017 1.81%
July 31, 2017 2.58%

Basic Info

US Health Care Inflation Rate reflects the year over year change in the health care component of the US Consumer Price Index. Compared to the US Inflation Rate, which tracks the change in the US CPI, health care costs have significantly outpaced overall inflation during the 1980s and 1990s. In the first part of the 21st century, healthcare costs increases tracked overal cost increases more closely.

US Health Care Inflation Rate is at 0.37%, compared to 0.29% last month and 4.47% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 5.23%.

Stats

Last Value 0.37%
Latest Period Aug 2021
Last Updated Sep 14 2021, 08:34 EDT
Next Release Oct 13 2021, 08:30 EDT
Long Term Average 5.23%
Average Growth Rate 4.60%
Value from 1 Year Ago 4.47%
Change from 1 Year Ago -91.65%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
Download Source File Download
Notes Year over year change of unadjusted consumer price index of medical care.