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Healthcare industry’s resiliency to surging inflation is poised to ebb

September 15, 2022


While the price of groceries, energy and other goods and services have surged alongside record-high inflation this year, the healthcare sector has been mostly immune to immediate price increases. That immunity is starting to wane, industry experts say.

Overall U.S. consumer prices climbed 8.5% in July from a year prior as the consumer price index hit a four-decade high, but medical care expenses increased just 4.8% in the same period, according to a tracker from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Peterson Center.

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