Health Care Almanac
The CHCF Almanac regularly publishes data and analysis on California's health care market.
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Health Care Costs 101: Slow Growth: A New Trend?
While the US continues to spend a greater percentage of GDP on health care than any other industrialized nation, the 2011 increase bucked historical trends, according to the latest Health Care Costs 101.
Health Care Costs 101, 2013 Edition (1.83 MB)
US Health Care Spending: Quick Reference Guide, 2013 (666 K)
Health Care Costs 101, 2013, Data File (36 K)
Health Care Costs 101, 2012 Edition (2.02 MB)
US Health Care Spending: Quick Reference Guide, 2012 (719 K)
Health Care Costs 101, 2012, Data File (28 K)
Health Care Costs 101: California Addendum, 2012 (1.76 MB)
California Health Care Spending: Quick Reference Guide, 2012 (566 K)
Health Care Costs 101: California Addendum, 2012, Data File (30 K)
The United States continues to spend a greater percentage of its wealth on health care than any other industrialized nation. But a smaller overall increase in 2011 spending was in notable contrast to historical trends. The 3.9% rise was on pace with the growth rate in the economy as a whole and with inflation. Whether this signals a change in the cost trend line or is simply a result of lowered spending during the recession is hard to know. With sweeping changes to the health care system around the corner, these latest figures may indicate a more favorable climate for the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
Relying on the latest data available, Health Care Costs 101, part of CHCF's California Health Care Almanac, details how much is spent on health care in the US; which services are purchased; and what proportions are financed by households, government, and business.
Key findings include:
An interactive graphic shows the change in health care spending by payer from 1960 to 2011.
The complete report, a quick reference guide, and the data file are available as Document Downloads. Also available are past editions and a California addendum. To request previous editions of these reports, contact CHCF Publishing and Communications.
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