On Healthcare Spending

For the Middle Class

[By staff reporters]




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  1. U.S. Healthcare Spending Rose to $3.6 Trillion in 2018

    Health Affairs recently published a report on healthcare spending trends in the United States. Here are some key findings from the report:

    • U.S. healthcare spending increased 4.6% to reach $3.6 trillion in 2018.
    • The share of the economy devoted to healthcare was 17.9% GDP in 2016-17 and 17.7% in 2018.
    • The net cost of health insurance increased 13.2% in 2018 after growing 4.3% in 2017.
    • Personal healthcare spending accounted for 84% of total health spending and grew 4.1% in 2018.

    Source: Health Affairs, December 5, 2019


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