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FAQs About Benefits—Health Spending and Insurance Issues

What has America spent on health care in recent years?

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Annual Growth in National Health Costs

1961 7.1%
1970 10.5%
1980 13.0%
1990 10.9%
2000 7.0%
2006 6.7%
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Health Accounts,

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