Health Care: The Big Picture

Health care makes up approximately one-sixth of the U.S. economy and impacts everyone directly as we all have health care needs. The AHA provides insight into key health care trends.

Hospitals, physicians, nurses, payers, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and others comprise the health care field.

All have a role in improving care and ensuring affordability.

This page provides current resources and data on health care spending, number of uninsured individuals, patient out-of-pocket costs and insurance enrollment.

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