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Health Services Accounts for One Fifth of Weak GDP Growth

November 3, 2015

The advance estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the third quarter indicates growth in health spending is maintaining a disproportionate share of weak GDP growth. The growth in health services spending ($25.1 billion) accounted for one fifth of all GDP growth. Health services spending continues to devour more of our budgets, writes NCPA senior fellow John R. Graham.


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