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US medical costs decline, yet are still a burden for consumers

NEW YORK | By Ana Fuentes | For the first time since 1970, medical costs in the US went down a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in May, according to the Labor Department, due to more generic drugs reaching the market and the effects of the new federal law. However, consumers shouldn’t get overexcited: they will still spend a big chunk of their wages on health care.