The new National Health Expenditures data shows that health care spending grew 1.2 percentage points faster than the overall economy in 2014, resulting in a 0.2 percentage-point increase in the health spending share of gross domestic product – from 17.3 percent to 17.5 percent. In the decade prior to the Affordable Care Act (2000-2009), health care spending grew by an average of 6.9 percent annually, 2.8 percentage points faster than GDP. In 2014, households and the federal government accounted for the largest shares of spending (28 percent each), followed by private businesses (20 percent), and state and local governments (17 percent). For details including data on the type of service and source of funds, visit the CMS website.

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