Health care spending still growing but slowing

February 2007
Family Practice Management;Feb2007, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p19
Academic Journal
The article cites a new report, released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Offices of the Actuary, which focuses on slow health care spending in the U.S. In 2005, around $2 trillion were spent on health care that registered a growth of 6.9 percent increase over the previous year. A slowdown in prescription drug spending is the basic reason behind decreasing spending for 3 consecutive years since 1999.


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