Report: Employers To Face Rise in Health Costs in 2012
U.S. employers should expect health care costs to rise by 8.5% in 2012, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute. The report suggested that consolidation among health care providers and increased cost-shifting to private insurers would contribute to the upward cost trend.
- "New Report Finds Medical Costs To Rise 8.5 Percent in 2012" (Pecquet, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 5/18).
- "PwC Forecasts 8.5 Percent Increase in Health Care Costs for Employers in 2012" (Healthcare Finance News, 5/18).