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In 1902 governments in the United States spent 0.25 percent of GDP on health care programs. In 1960 health care spending had almost reached one percent of GDP. In the mid 2010s governments spend about 8 percent of GDP on health care programs.
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Spending data is from official government sources.
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Federal spending data begins in 1792.
State and local spending data begins in 1820.
State and local spending data for individual states begins in 1957.
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