The pace of healthcare cost growth has slowed. Why doesn’t it feel like it?

December 10, 2018

Over the past 18 years, our healthcare financing and delivery systems have quietly evolved in ways that seem to be producing consistent, long-term reductions in expenditure growth rates. But for a typical family of four insured through an employer PPO plan, healthcare costs still stand at $28,166. Below is a look at current and historical healthcare costs and trends for this family.

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Holyoke Medical Center originally opened its doors in 1893 as Holyoke City Hospital. Former Congressman and Mayor, William Whiting, led a group to make a non-sectarian Hospital in Holyoke a reality. In 1927 the name of the hospital was changed to Holyoke Hospital, to better clarify that the institution was not a municipality.

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