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Medical cost trends: Behind the numbers 2020

June 3, 2019

Annual report by PWC's Health Research Institute looking at medical cost trends for the coming year.

The study projects a 6 percent rise in medical costs for 2020, a slight uptick from previous two years.  "Even with employers' actions, market forces likely will still overrun efforts to quell them."  Also discussed is drug spending growing faster in the next 7 years, chronic disease continuing to plague the population, more demand for mental health service, employers seeking to open worksite clinics.