National Health Spending In 2013: Growth Slows, Remains In Step With The …


In 2013 US health care spending increased 3.6 percent to $2.9 trillion, or $9,255 per person. The share of gross domestic
product devoted to health care spending has remained at 17.4 percent since 2009. Health care spending decelerated 0.5 percentage
point in 2013, compared to 2012, as a result of slower growth in private health insurance and Medicare spending. Slower growth
in spending for hospital care, investments in medical structures and equipment, and spending for physician and clinical care
also contributed to the low overall increase.