Tag Archives: national health expenditures

Taming Health Care Spending: Could State Rate Setting Work?

For more than three and a half decades health care expenditures in the United States have grown at a much higher rate than those in other wealthy nations. To get a handle on prices, policymakers should seriously consider rate regulation.

March 20, 2017

National Health Spending Grows Faster In 2015

A new Web First from Health Affairs estimates that in 2015 health care spending in the United States grew at a rate of 5.8 percent and reached $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person.

December 2, 2016

‘Moderate’ Health Spending Growth Projections Exceed What We Can Afford

Projected growth in national health expenditures has been referred to as “moderate.” This should not undermine, however, the urgency of reducing the health spending cost trend.

August 10, 2016