Zeke Emanuel thinks the Affordable Care Act will shrink the $2.8 trillion system to something more sustainable — and give doctors incentive to speed up that process.
(From The Atlantic)
A small proportion of the U.S. population accounts for half of all U.S. health care spending. The 5% of the population with higher health care expenses (=$16,336 annually) was responsible for nearly half (47.5%) of total health care spending, while the 50% of the population with the lowest expenses (<$825) accounted for only 3.1% of total spending.
(From Kaiser Family Foundation)