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7 Things That Drive Up Your Health Care Costs

Posted on 10/25/2012 by |Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Julie Appleby, Staff Writer, Kaiser Health News This story was produced in collaboration with PBS NewsHour There is no one villain in the battle against rising health care costs. Currently, the United States spends more on health care services than any other country, exceeding $2.6 trillion, or about 18 percent of gross domestic product. Most years, medical spending rises faster than inflation and the economy as a whole. Many factors — and nearly everyone — contributes to those increases. Here are …