US healthcare costs rise 6.27% over 12 months ending in November

S&P has released the latest Healthcare Economic Composite Index. For the 12-month period ending in November, per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare increased by a total of 6.27%, marking the second straight month of decelerating healthcare trends. This includes near-record lows for Medicare trends, which were 3.74% for the period. Commercial health plans saw a trend of 7.79%, which is down from 8.19% in October.

Here are the indices: