Health spending as a percentage of GDP: A timeline

National health expenditures as a share of U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew from 6.9 percent in 1970 to 17.9 percent in 2017, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis

The analysis was based on National Health Expenditure data from CMS.

Here is U.S. health spending as a share of the GDP from 1970 to 2017, in five-year intervals, according to the analysis.

1970 — 6.9 percent

1975 — 7.9 percent

1980 — 8.9 percent

1985 — 10.2 percent

1990 — 12.1 percent

1995 — 13.4 percent

2000 — 13.4 percent

2005 — 15.5 percent

2010 — 17.3 percent

2015 — 17.6 percent

Access the full analysis here.

 

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