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U.S. News & World Report: Cost for Kids' Medical Care Increasing

By: Kimberly Leonard

U.S. CHILDREN COVERED by their parents' employer insurance have made fewer visits to medical facilities and used less medical care in recent years, but spending on their care has gone up, according to a report released Monday.

The report, from the Health Care Cost Institute, shows that from 2010 to 2014 spending per child age 18 and younger increased by an average of 5.1 percent per year – largely attributed to rising costs. The study represents about half of children in the U.S., or about 10.2 million people.