National Trends

The U.S. spent $2 trillion on health care (average: $6,700 per person), more of its Gross Domestic Product than any other developed country. What does it all buy?.


Personal health care expenditures by source and type, U.S. 2005

In 2005, private health insurance and the federal government paid the largest shares of personal health care expenditures. In 2005, the U.S. spent $2 trillion on health care (average: $6,700 per person; see Figure). This is 16% (up from 14% in 2000) of its Gross Domestic Product, a greater share than any other developed country for which data are collected.