USA: 19,7% of the GPD devoted to healthcare!
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In the latest issue of Health Affairs (January, 2022), the figures for healthcare spending in the USA in 2020 are published. The growth was 9.7% over the previous year, which had grown by 4.3%. The acceleration is due to the increase in federal spending, which grew 36%, especially in relation to COVID. The percentage of GDP dedicated to health reached 19.7%. The number of uninsured decreased. Public health spending surpasses private spending (51% vs 49%).
Never in the United States had 19.7% of GDP in health been reached, nor had public health expenditures been seen to exceed private ones. It remains to be seen whether these phenomena correspond to the COVID pandemic or have come to stay.
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