Report: Health Spending Rising More Quickly In US Than In Other Industrialized Countries.

The Hill (4/29, Pecquet) “Healthwatch” blog reports that “healthcare spending is rising more quickly in the United States than in many other industrialized countries, says a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.” Per capita healthcare spending in the US “increased by 60 percent between 2000 and 2008, according to the analysis of OECD data, to a record $7,538 — almost double the OECD average. Six other countries had equal or higher average annual growth rates over that period, but the US is still far ahead of other countries.”

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