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Health care cost projections

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  • $2 trillion: Estimated amount of government spending on health care for 2017.
  • $4.3 trillion: Estimated total national spending on health care for 2017.
  • 20%: Estimated percentage of gross domestic product health care will consume in 2015.
  • $844 billion: Estimated increase in Medicare over the next 10 years.

Source: U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services