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Health-care spending growth slowed considerably in 2016

Growth in U.S. health spending slowed considerably in 2016, rising by 4.3 percent, after two years of higher spending growth spurred by Obamacare and prescription drugs. The slowdown in health spendin... read more

US health-care spending hit $3.3 trillion in 2016

The report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shows that health-care spending slowed in 2016. Spending grew by 4.3 percent last year, compared to 5.1 percent and 5.8 percent growt... read more

Health Care Spending Grows 1.5% Faster Than Overall Economy in 2016

The data finds that while the growth of health care spending in 2016 slowed compared with the 5.8 percent growth seen in 2015, out-of-pocket spending accelerated during this time. "During 2014 and 201... read more

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Deceleration in health care spending growth in 2016

(HealthDay)—Health care spending growth slowed in 2016 following faster growth in 2014 and 2015, according to research published online Dec. 6 in Health Affairs. Micah Hartman, from the Centers for Me... read more


US Healthcare Spending Hit $3.3T in 2016

Hospital spending grew to $1.1 trillion in 2016, representing 32% of overall US healthcare spending, even as expenditure growth for hospital care slowed to 4.7% from 5.7% in 2015. Healthcare spending ... read more

Health Care Cost Control: Where Do We Go From Here?

What is more troubling is that there is considerable evidence that nearly one-third of health spending is for care with little or no value. But efforts to define and eliminate waste have proven elusiv... read more

Slowdown in Health Spending Continues into 2016 While Prices Inch Up

We estimate full-year health spending growth in 2015 at 5.9%. The health spending share of GDP was 18.1% in December. Health care prices in January 2016 were 1.6% higher ... “Health spending growth in ... read more

Healthcare spending growth rate rises again in 2015

The 5.5% annual growth rate for 2015 appears to be “influenced by the persisting effects of the coverage expansion under the Affordable Care Act ... in 2015 and 2016—has left some economists pessimist... read more

U.S. health care spending growth slowed in 2016

Growth in health care spending in the United States slowed in 2016 following two years of expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a government health agency reported Wednesday. Health spending increa... read more

U.S. health care spending growth slowed last year

The rate of spending slowed compared to the ... in a statement. “In 2016, the slowdown in health care spending followed significant insurance coverage expansions under the ACA and very strong growth i... read more



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