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Health Spending Growth in 2012 Remained Under 4% for 4th Year — Physician’s First Watch

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January 7, 2014

Health Spending Growth in 2012 Remained Under 4% for 4th Year

By the Editors

The government's estimate of U.S. healthcare spending for 2012 shows an increase of some 3.7%, to $2.8 trillion, according to a Health Affairs report. Health-spending's share of the gross domestic product held steady at about 17%.

Expressed in per-capita terms, 2012's health bill came to $8915 for each of the 313 million Americans.

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