ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

Healthcare spending growth slows

December 6, 2017 11:42 PM UTC

Overall national health spending rose 4.3% last year after 5.8% growth in 2015, according to a report by CMS’s Office of the Actuary.

The report found that expenditure growth for all major payers -- private health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid -- and goods and service categories -- hospitals, physician and clinical services, and retail prescription drugs -- slowed...