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Special report: The next health care wars

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Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Forget the Affordable Care Act: The future of our health care system will be shaped by a much bigger and broader fight — one that will likely culminate with a 2020 choice between private markets and an authentic government-run program in the form of a Bernie Sanders-style Medicare for All. 

The bottom line: The cost of health care — both for individuals seeking coverage and the government seeking sustainability — promises to return as the biggest domestic issue once the Trump obsession burns off. 

By the numbers: Where America's health care spending goes

Health care accounts for almost one-fifth of the American economy, making it the most expensive system in the world, by a wide margin.

Data: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Chart: Kerrie Vila/Axios
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