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: Reaching a Spending Plateau?
In 2013, national health expenditures increased just 3.6%, the lowest growth rate in 50 years and a continuation of the slow growth trend that began in 2009.
Health Care Costs 101, 2015 Edition (1.4 MB)
US Health Care Spending: Quick Reference Guide, 2015 (536 K)
Health Care Costs 101, 2015, Data File (47 K)
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: 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)
With an increase of just 3.6% in 2013, the lowest growth rate in half a century, US spending on health care continued its slow growth, a trend that began in 2009. Still, US health spending, which totaled $2.9 trillion in 2013, far exceeded that of other developed countries — both per capita and as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP).
Health Care Costs 101: Reaching a Spending Plateau?, which relies on the most recent data available, details how much is spent on health care in the US, which services are purchased, and who pays.
Key findings include:
Note: This report is based on data from 2013. It was published in late 2015, shortly before 2014 data were released. CHCF will update the report in early 2016 with 2014 data.
The full report and a quick reference guide are available as Document Downloads.
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