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Growth of Health Care Spending Slowed Last Year – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The growth of national health spending, which surged as millions of Americans gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act, slowed last year, the Trump administration said on Thursday. Health spending in the United States totaled $ 3.5 trillion last year, up 3.9 percent from 2016, or about $ 10,740 a person. It accounted… Read More »

Report shows strong but uneven spending in medical and health R&D across sectors over five-year period

Total investment in medical and health research and development in the U.S. grew by 27 percent from 2013 to 2017, led by industry and the federal government, according to a new report from Research!America. Industry accounted for 67 percent of total spending in 2017, followed by the federal government at 22 percent. The National Institutes… Read More »

House GOP blocks spending bill provision to require drug price disclosures in TV ads

House Republicans have blocked a provision from a spending bill that would have required drug companies to post the prices of their products in TV commercials. The provision was not included in a larger healthcare spending bill finished by House and Senate negotiators on Thursday. The price disclosure requirement passed the Senate last month and… Read More »