Ilovebenefits’s Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Historical Health Expense as a % of GDP

National Health Expense Share of GDP rises from 5.2 in 1960 to 16.2 in 2008

  2008 2000 1990 1980 1970 1960
(Levels in Billions)            
National health expenditures 2,338.70 1,352.90 714.1 253.4 74.9 27.5
    Private 1,232.00 756.5 427.4 147 46.8 20.7
    Public 1,106.70 596.4 286.8 106.4 28.1 6.7
        Federal 816.9 417.6 193.9 71.6 17.7 2.9
        State and local 289.8 178.8 92.9 34.8 10.4 3.9
             
             
GDP in Billions 14,441.40 9,951.50 5,800.50 2,788.10 1,038.30 526.4
             
National Health Expense Share of GDP 16.2 13.6 12.3 9.1 7.2 5.2

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. National Health Expenditures by type of service and source of funds, CY 1960-2008. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalHealthExpendData/02_NationalHealthAccountsHistorical.asp#TopOfPage

Advertisements

January 6, 2010 - Posted by | Cost, Federal Government, healthcare | ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: