Health care spending in the United States grew 5.8 percent in 2015, hitting a record high of $3.2 trillion, according to the latestestimates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Last year, health care spending in the United States totaled $3 trillion—or $9,523 a person. This year, per-person expenditures went up to $9,990.
“The faster growth in both 2014 and 2015 occurred as the Affordable Care Act expanded health insurance coverage for individuals through Marketplace health insurance plans and the Medicaid program,” the report said.
The federal government is the biggest driver of health care spending… and in 2015, 29 percent of the nation’s health care bill was due to the feds.