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Effects of Health Care Spending on the U.S. Economy

Publication Date
Feb 21, 2005

This paper examines health care spending and the impact on the economy of the United States. The relationship between health care spending growth and the U.S. economy is inherently complex and multidimensional. Rising health care spending can be viewed as both a weight on broader economic growth and as a driver of sectoral and local prosperity. [PDF - 9 pages]