Government Report Finds No Evidence Of ‘Government Takeover’ Of Health Care

Despite conservatives’ fears of a government takeover of health care as a result of the Affordable Care Act, the government’s “share of national health spending, while unquestionably large, is not growing much at all, and even in ten years it will be less than half of our country’s total health spending,” Kaiser Family Foundation President Drew Altman points out. In fact, last week’s report from the the Medicare Office of the Actuary found that “the share of health spending financed by the FEDERAL government will go from 29% in 2010 to 31% in 2020”: