Annual Per Person Health Care Spending Hit $8,100 In 2009
National health care spending rose 23 percent between 2005 and 2009, according to a report by the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation.
WBUR CommonHealth blog: Latest National Numbers On Rising Health Costs: $2.5 Trillion, $8,100 Per Person
The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation reports in "Understanding U.S. Health Care Spending" that annual American health care spending hit $8,100 per man, woman and child in 2009, for a total 2.5 trillion dollars (Goldberg, 6/27).
National Journal: Report: 5 Percent Of People Account For Half Of U.S. Health Care Spending
About 5 percent of the population is responsible for almost half of all health care spending in the United States and for rising premium rates, according to a new report from the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. U.S. health care spending has sharply increased over the past few years. Between 2005 and 2009, national health care spending rose by 23 percent from $2 billion to $2.5 billion, according to the NIHCM Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on health care (Fung, 6/27).