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November 2, 1964


JAMA. 1964;190(5):15-17. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070180083043

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Health Spending.—  The government reported that public and private expenditures for health and medical care in 1963 to 1964 reached an estimated $35.4 billion, or 5.9% of the gross national product. This was an increase of $2.4 billion, or 7.4% from the amount spent in 1962 to 1963, according to the HEW report.Expenditures from public funds were almost 9% higher in 1963 to 1964 than in the preceding year, increasing from $8.3 billion to $9.0 billion. Significant gains were reported for construction of medical facilities by the Department of Defense (68%) and by the Veterans Administration ( 17%) and for medical vocational rehabilitation (24%). The two categories that had shown the highest annual rate of increase for the two preceding years—medical research and vendor payments for medical care under public assistanceāshowed increase of 17% and 15% respectively.Public funds amounting to more than $1.1 billion supported over two-thirds of all

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