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Healthcare Spending Growth Hits 53-Year Low
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Healthcare spending grew 3.7% in 2012 to $2.8 trillion, marking the fourth straight year of relatively slow growth and the slowest sustained period of healthcare cost growth in the 53 years that the statistic has been tracked, the federal government announced on Monday afternoon. An analysis by the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services shows that the $2.8 trillion spent on healthcare in the United States in 2012 represented 17.2% of the gross domestic product.