Federal workers have updated a must-have tool for health insurance agents and brokers: the latest batch of national health care spending data.

A team at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has stuffed the summary article, and the spreadsheets behind the article, full of health care system revenue and expenditure numbers for 2016.

CMS analysts report here, for example, that overall U.S. health care spending grew 4.3 percent in 2016, to $3.3 trillion, or $13,348 per person.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.