Stethoscope on dollars The report said the coming increase in costs will show up in a number of ways, such as deferred treatments that will lead to more serious illness, as well as increased mental health and substance abuse issues. (Photo: iStock)

A new analysis predicts that medical cost increases will moderate slightly in the U.S. in 2022, following a higher rate of increase in 2021 as the health system deals with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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