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In 2010, national health spending was estimated at $2.6 trillion.

Keehan, Sean P., Andrea M. Sisko, Christopher J. Truffer, John A. Poisal, Gigi A. Cuckler, Andrew J. Madison, Joseph M. Lizonitz, and Sheila D. Smith. National Health Spending Projections Through 2020: Economic Recvoery and Reform Drive Faster Spending Growth. Health Affairs. July 2011; doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0662. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/early/2011/07/27/hlthaff.2011.0662.abstract

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Title
National Health Spending Projections Through 2020: Economic Recvoery and Reform Drive Faster Spending Growth
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
July 2011
Authors
Keehan, Sean P., Andrea M. Sisko, Christopher J. Truffer, John A. Poisal, Gigi A. Cuckler, Andrew J. Madison, Joseph M. Lizonitz, and Sheila D. Smith
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  • Economic Burden

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