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Employer-Based Benefits: Health Spending Up 3.9 Percent in 2013
National Center for Policy Analysis Health Policy Blog Link to more items from this source
Nov. 1, 2014
"What is ... concerning is that the rate of growth in the share of health spending controlled by patients directly (often called 'out-of-pocket' costs) is slowing relative to the share controlled by insurers.... [T]he rate of growth of out-of-pocket spending has been dropping as the rate of growth of insurers' spending has increased. They are now about equal at four percent."

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