Pantheon Macroeconomics - The closer we look at the data, the more convinced we become that the rollover in CPI physicians' services prices, which has subtracted nearly 0.1% from core CPI inflation since January, is a response to sharply higher Medicare part B premiums, especially for new enrollees.

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19 July 2017 Falling CPI Physicians Fees are a Response to Rising Part B Premiums

By Ian Shepherdson

The closer we look at the data, the more convinced we become that the rollover in CPI physicians' services prices, which has subtracted nearly 0.1% from core CPI inflation since January, is a response to sharply higher Medicare part B premiums, especially for new enrollees.

Posted: 18th Jul 2017 in 'U.S. Documents'

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