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Healthcare Spending Growth Slowed in 2008, But Still Outpaced GDP, Says CMS
Health Leaders Media - John Commins

Healthcare spending in the United States grew 4.4% in 2008, to $2.3 trillion or $7,681 per person, the slowest rate of growth since the federal government started officially tracking expenditures in 1960, CMS reported this week. Even with the slower growth, however, healthcare spending continued to outpace overall economic growth, which grew by 2.6% in 2008 as measured by the Gross Domestic Product. The findings are included in a report by CMS’ Office of the Actuary.