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Health spending could rise 5.5 percent a year through 2027. Here’s why
PBS NewsHour

Despite all the debate about how to lower health spending in the U.S., federal experts foresee a continued rise in the price of keeping Americans healthy.

Newly released federal data suggests that Americans may spend 5.5 percent more on health care annually by 2027, and overall, health spending will make up a bigger portion of GDP than it does today.
Overall, health spending will make up a bigger portion of GDP than it does today, newly released federal data suggests.

Based on current law, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services calculates that national health spending could add up to more than $5.9 trillion, up from the $3.5 trillion spent in 2017. These projections do not take into account changes in health care policy being proposed, for example, by politicians seeking the presidency in 2020.

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