2020 Edition — Health Care Costs 101

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Katherine Wilson, Wilson Analytics


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US health spending reached $3.6 trillion in 2018, or $11,172 per capita, and accounted for 17.7% of gross domestic product (GDP). National health spending grew 4.6% in 2018, a slightly higher rate than the 4.2% growth in 2017. The faster growth was driven by increases in both private health insurance and Medicare spending, 5.8% and 6.4%, respectively.

The full report will be available later this year. These materials are part of CHCF’s California Health Care Almanac, an online clearinghouse for key data and analyses describing the state’s health care landscape. See our entire collection of current and past editions of Health Care Costs 101.