Health care costs rise to $10,000 per person in 2016

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HOUSTON - When you've got serious health problems feeling better should be the only thing on your mind but unfortunately for far too many people they're concerned with not breaking the bank.

"My healthcare went way up in 2016," said Debbi Nagel of South Carolina. Her diabetes medication rose from $10 to $200 this year.

"I don't think it's right," said Nagel.

"It's too hard for the average family to afford healthcare."

She's not the only one with rising healthcare costs.  A new report in the Journal Health Affairs says national health spending will average more than $10,000 per person this year and health spending will climb even more over the next decade.

By 2025, health care is expected to make up 20 percent of the total economy. With these sky-high prices the only thing we can do is try our best to keep our health problems down.

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