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 Persists
The picture of US health spending in 2012 was restrained. It marks the fourth straight year of historically low growth — only 3.7% — and no increase in health care's share of the economy.
Health Care Costs 101, 2014 Edition (2.17 MB)
US Health Care Spending: Quick Reference Guide, 2014 (786 K)
Health Care Costs 101, 2014, Data File (42 K)
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: 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)
Even with the slow growth in national health spending in recent years, the US continued to spend a greater percentage of its wealth on health care than any other industrialized nation. In 2012, the US spent an average of $8,915 per person on health care, reaching a total of $2.8 trillion.
Relying on the most recent data available, Health Care Costs 101: Slow Growth Persists 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.
US Health Care Spending: Who Pays?
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