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Total health care spending in 2006 is projected to be $2.1 trillion.

Poisal J, Truffler C, Smith S, Sisko A, et al. Health Spending Projections Through 2016: Modest changes obscure Part D’s impact. Health Affairs. 2007; http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/hlthaff.26.2.w242

Reference

Title
Health Spending Projections Through 2016: Modest changes obscure Part D’s impact
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Poisal J, Truffler C, Smith S, Sisko A, et al.
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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