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Study tracks rebound in health care spending, utilization after 2020

Posted On: Apr. 25, 2023 10:18 AM CST

Health care spending declined dramatically in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but expenditures rebounded the following year, according to new data from the Health Care Cost Institute, reports Fierce Healthcare. The group released its annual look at cost and utilization trends, which found the average health spending for people with employer-sponsored coverage reached $6,457, up 15% from the 2020 average of $5,630. Spending declined by 4% in 2020 as utilization decreased, the researchers said.