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Health Spending in U.S. Topped $3 Trillion Last Year
Robert Pear, in The New York Times; subscription may be requiredLink to more items from this source
Dec. 3, 2015
"Health spending in the United States last year topped $3 trillion -- an average of $9,500 a person -- as five years of exceptionally slow growth gave way to the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid and private insurance coverage, and as prescription drug prices resumed their sharp climbs ... Health spending grew faster than the economy in 2014, and the federal share of health spending grew even faster, as major provisions of the Affordable Care Act took effect."

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