March 24, 2023: National Advocacy Update
CMS issues new guidance on PHE unwinding, including important implications for audio-only services and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
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U.S. health spending grows at slowest rate since 2013
While use of medical goods and services started to rebound in 2021, that was outpaced by drops in federal health spending. Dive deep into the trends with the AMA.
Trends in health care spending
Download PDFs of policy research perspectives to learn about trends in health care spending and what the AMA is doing to reduce the rate of growth in health care spending.
Pandemic helped drive health spending past $4 trillion in 2020
While patients stayed home and skipped nonurgent procedures, the government spent a lot more on public health. Learn more about the AMA’s analysis.
May 27, 2022: National Advocacy Update
AMA statement on Texas school shooting and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
Health spending growth reflects 2018 reinstatement of insurance tax
Growth in health expenditures remained steady even with increases in private health insurance and Medicare spending linked to reinstatement of ACA tax.
Growth in health spending slows to pre-ACA level
U.S. health spending hit $3.5 trillion in 2017, but the growth in spending slowed to levels seen before implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Growth in health spending slows in post-ACA era
The U.S. spent more than $3.3 trillion on health care in 2016. A new AMA report breaks down where the money goes and how the nation’s medical bills were paid.