U.S. Health Spending Could Climb to 19.7% of GDP by 2028

Total U.S. health care spending is projected to increase at an annual average rate of 5.4% over the next decade, reaching $6.2 trillion by 2028, according to CMS. Health expenditures’ share of Gross Domestic Product will rise from 17.8% in 2019 to 19.7% in 2028, as health spending growth will be 1.1 percentage points faster than that of GDP, on average, over the 2019-28 period. According to the forecast, average annual spending growth in Medicare will be the fastest, due to higher projected enrollment growth.

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Jinghong Chen Reporter

Jinghong produces infographics and data stories on health insurance and specialty pharmacy for AIS Health. She graduated from Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on data journalism and international reporting. Before joining AIS in 2018, she worked at WBEZ, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times Chinese.

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