Spending on health in the US is projected to reach almost 20% of GDP by 2022

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 19 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5721
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

American spending on health is projected to grow to 19.9% of the economy in 2022, compared with 17.9% in 2011, the latest analysis by actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the journal Health Affairs has shown.1

Expenditure over the next decade is expected to grow at an annual rate of 5.8%, or one …

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