David Balat is the Director of Right on Healthcare at the foundation.

According to CMS, National Health Expenditures grew 9.7% to $4.1 trillion in 2020, or $12,530 per person, and accounted for 19.7% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Thirty-one percent or nearly $1.3 billion went to paying for hospital care alone and that number continues to climb.