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Mass. kept health care cost growth to 3.1% in 2018

Massachusetts stuck to its goal of keeping health care spending growth under 3.1 percent in 2018, the first year for a new stricter spending growth cap. 

In preliminary numbers released by the Center for Health Information and Analysis on Tuesday, health care spending grew $2.1 billion to $60.9 billion in 2018 — right at the state’s 3.1 percent benchmark. That number may change as the state processes more claims data, but the preliminary figure appears to be a promising start to keeping spending…

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