The new analysis also sheds light on impact of Medicaid expansion on health care spending.
August 1, 2022
September 22, 2021
Spending for COVID-19 drove largest recorded increase in development assistance for health, but more is needed
A new study tracking global health spending finds that $13.7 billion in development assistance for health (DAH) went toward COVID-19 in 2020, contributing to a 35.7% increase in DAH spending compared to 2019.
August 17, 2021
A new analysis of US health care spending reveals stark disparities across racial and ethnic lines, with White Americans benefiting from an outsized share of healthcare dollars relative to their proportion of the population
September 29, 2020
Modifiable health risks, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking, were linked to over $730 billion in in health care spending in the US in 2016, according to a study published in The Lancet Public Health.
March 3, 2020
Americans in 2016 spent an estimated $380 billion on low back and neck pain, as well as on joint and limb pain, and other musculoskeletal disorders.
April 25, 2019
One in six countries is expected to have substantially high out-of-pocket spending as a proportion of total health expenditures by 2050, according to a new scientific study. As low-income countries increase their GDP, they often face the “missing middle” problem: As they receive less development assistance, they are not able to fill the resulting gap due to slower growth in government health spending.
April 24, 2019
Global malaria spending $2 billion short of WHO target, stifling progress toward eliminating disease
A first-of-its-kind study reveals malaria spending in 2016 totaled $4.3 billion globally, far short of the annual funding target of $6.6 billion set by the World Health Organization. An increase of more than 50% in resources is needed annually to bridge the considerable $2.3 billion gap and meet the WHO target.