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Percent Annual Increase in National Health Expenditures (NHE) per Capita vs. Increase in Consumer Price Index (CPI), 1980-2012


Kaiser Family Foundation calculations using NHE data from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Actuary, National Health Statistics Group, at (see Historical; National Health Expenditures by type of service and source of funds; file, and CPI data from Bureau of Labor Statistics at (All Urban Consumers, All Items, 1982-1984=100, Not Seasonally Adjusted, U.S. city average).