US health care spending growth slowed in 2016. This was due in part to decelerated growth in enrollment and decreased spending on prescription drugs.
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National health spending grew by 4.3% in 2016, slightly lower than the 5.8% growth in 2015. US health spending reached $3.3 trillion in 2016, or $10,348 per capita, and accounted for 17.9% of gross domestic product (GDP). The slower growth was due, in part, to decelerating growth in enrollment and decreased spending on prescription drugs.
The Health Care Costs 101 series of reports, 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 is paying for what.
Key findings include:
The 2016 spending summary is available for download. The full report will be released in spring 2018. Full reports with previous years' data, as well as charts and quick reference guides, are available under Document Downloads.
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