Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey

Source: Commonwealth Fund/ Modern Healthcare, Press Release, April 27, 2009

Health care leaders believe the U.S. must rein in the growth of health spending, and most believe it is possible to keep the share of gross domestic product (GDP) now spent on health care steady over the next 10 years. Nearly all respondents (96%) to the latest Commonwealth Fund/Modern Healthcare Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey agreed that spending must slow and large majorities expressed support for a range of strategies to reduce costs, including many of those outlined in President Obama’s budget blueprint. Currently, the nation as a whole spends 17 percent of GDP on health care; that proportion is projected to grow to 21 percent by 2020.

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