Healthcare in the United States is very expensive — but we don’t get what we pay for.
Healthcare spending in the United States is rising, with serious implications for the federal budget.
One of the largest drivers of that rising debt is federal spending on major healthcare programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid.
Interest rates on U.S. Treasury securities have a significant influence on federal borrowing costs.
Over the last four decades, federal grants to state and local governments have made up about 17 percent of their total revenues.
High healthcare spending is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if it leads to better health outcomes. However, that is not the case in the United States.
There are three widely used measures of federal debt. What are the important differences between these measurements?
Social Security is an integral part of the nation’s fiscal picture and a vital economic lifeline for millions of recipients.
Despite higher healthcare spending, America’s health outcomes are not any better than those in other developed countries.
In 2021, health spending in the United States totaled $4.3 trillion and averaged nearly $13,000 per person.