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.