CMS Spending Growth

CMS Projects Exponential Growth of Healthcare Spending

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="spending-growth"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] A new report from CMS recently published in Health Affairs, states that the US is projected to spend $5.96 trillion on healthcare in 2027. This would be a 19.4 percent share of the gross domestic product (GDP). In 2017, healthcare spending accounted for 17.9 percent of the GDP. The largest catalyst behind this projected growth is the aging population. With people living longer and reaching the age of Medicare...

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Increased Spending

Private Insurers, not Medicare or Medicaid, are behind increased healthcare spending

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="increased-spending"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] A new study released this week by The Urban Institute shows that Medicare and Medicaid spending is increasing more slowly than with Private Insurers, contrary to some of the policy proposals that have been put forth in recent years. According to the study of CMS data between 2006 and 2017, “Medicare and Medicaid spending per enrollee grew 2.4 percent per year and 1.6 percent per year, respectively, compared to...

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