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Government Funds Nearly Two-Thirds of U.S. Health Care Costs: American Journal of Public Health Study


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Government Funds Nearly Two-Thirds of U.S. Health Care Costs: American Journal of Public Health Study

WASHINGTON - Tax-funded expenditures accounted for 64.3 percent of U.S. health spending – about $1.9 trillion – in 2013, according to new data published today [Thursday, Jan. 21] in the American Journal of Public Health. The Affordable Care Act will push that figure even higher by 2024, when government’s share of U.S. health spending is expected to rise to 67.3 percent.

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