The good news is that, since 2008, national health spending growth in the U.S. has been below historical averages, even when you factor in that more people now have health insurance coverage.3
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1 The Boards of Trustees for Medicare. June 22, 2016. “2016 Medicare Trustees Report.” https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/Downloads/TR2016.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2016.
4 Robert Berger. U.S. News & World Report. Jan. 29, 2016. “Retirement Spots With Affordable Health Care.” http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/on-retirement/articles/2016-01-29/retirement-spots-with-affordable-health-care. Accessed July 1, 2016.
5 Bob Herman. ModernHealthcare.com. March 26, 2016. “Largest Medicare Advantage plans bulk up even more.” http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20160326/MAGAZINE/303289995. Accessed July 1, 2016.
6 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. June 29, 2016. “HHS Announces Physician Groups Selected for an Initiative Promoting Better Cancer Care.” http://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2016/06/29/hhs-announces-physician-groups-selected-initiative-promoting-better-cancer-care.html. Accessed July 1, 2016.
7 Bill Frist. Forbes. June 30, 2016. “From Volume To Value: Achieving Bold Change in Our Healthcare Payment Systems.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/billfrist/2016/06/30/from-volume-to-value-achieving-bold-change-in-our-healthcare-payment-systems/#10617cae31db. Accessed July 1, 2016. (To access site, paste link in your browser.)
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