Prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on behalf of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), The Factors Fueling Rising Healthcare Costs 2006 examines the causes of rising health care costs and analyzes how health insurance premium dollars are being spent.

PwC estimates that the overall increase in premiums between 2004 and 2005 was 8.8 percent, which is 36 percent lower than the 13.7 percent increase reported in 2002. General inflation accounted for 27 percent of the 2005 increase in health insurance premiums.

To learn more, read our press release, Health Insurance Premium Growth Slows Despite Increased Utilization, Higher Costs.

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