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NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES to top $3 trillion in 2014

These statistics come from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

National Health Expenditures as Percent of Gross Domestic Product

  •   9.2% 1980
  • 12.5% 1990
  • 13.8% 2000
  • 17.9% 2010
  • 17.6% 2014
  • 19.3% 2023 (projected)

Total national health expenditures in 2014 (selected line items by payor source):

  • $1,012.2 billion (Private insurance)
  • $   615.9 billion (Medicare)
  • $   507.2 billion (Medicaid)
  • $   338.1 billion (Out of pocket)
  • $3,056.6 billion (total — there are some other line items that I omitted here)

Sources:

Sisko, A.M., Keehan, S.P., and others. (2014, October). National health expenditure projections: 2013-23: faster growth expected with expanded coverage and improving economy. Health Affairs. 33(10), 1841-1850. Click here for publisher’s website: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/33/10/1841.short

Martin, A.B., and others. (2012, January). Growth in US health spending remained slow in 2010: health share of gross domestic product was unchanged from 2009.  Health Affairs. 31(1), 208-219.  Click here to get to article on the publisher’s website: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/208.abstract Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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