Health Spending Projections Through 2018: Recession Effects Add Uncertainty To The Outlook

Source: Andrea Sisko, Christopher Truffer, Sheila Smith, Sean Keehan, Jonathan Cylus, John A. Poisal, M. Kent Clemens, Joseph Lizonitz, Health Affairs Web Exclusives, Vol. 28 no. 2, February 24, 2009
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From the abstract:
During the projection period (2008-2018), average annual growth in national health spending is projected to be 6.2 percent–2.1 percentage points faster than average annual growth in gross domestic product (GDP). The health share of GDP is anticipated to rise rapidly from 16.2 percent in 2007 to 17.6 percent in 2009, largely as a result of the recession, and then climb to 20.3 percent by 2018. Public payers are expected to become the largest source of funding for health care in 2016 and are projected to pay for more than half of all national health spending in 2018.
See also:
National Health Spending By Medical Condition, 1996-2005
Source: Charles Roehrig, George Miller, Craig Lake, and Jenny Bryant, Health Affairs Web Exclusive, February 24, 2009
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services press release
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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