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issues for 2016

After years of fairly low growth, prescription drug spending spiked in 2014 and 2015, largely as a result of high prices for new brand name drugs and price increases for existing branded drugs. Americans have named lowering Rx drug prices as a top health care priority for Washington, and policymakers are delving into the issue.

issues for 2016

Health spending in the United States topped $3 trillion in 2014. After a slowdown between 2008 and 2013, growth is projected to bounce back to moderate levels.

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