December 11, 2019
The index for hospital services rose 0.3 percent in November and is up 3.3 percent over the last year. The index for health care insurance rose 1.5 percent in November and is up 20.2 percent over the last year. Health care insurance by itself has added more than 0.3 percentage points to the core inflation rate over the last year. (This index measures the administrative costs and profits of insurers, not premiums.) For more, check out the latest Prices Byte.