Graph of the Day for January 19, 2010

"In 2008, consumers were only directly responsible for 11.9 percent of total national healthcare expenditures, down from 43 percent in 1965, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This means that someone other than consumers pays roughly 88 percent of all healthcare costs, giving consumers little incentive to mind costs and much incentive to over-consume."

Source:  The American.



Source:  The American.


Hoven's Index for January 19, 2010


US health spending as percentage of GDP in various years.

1965:  6%

1975:  8%

1985:  11%

1995:  14%

2005:  16%


Source:  US Embassy.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"In 2008, consumers were only directly responsible for 11.9 percent of total national healthcare expenditures, down from 43 percent in 1965, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This means that someone other than consumers pays roughly 88 percent of all healthcare costs, giving consumers little incentive to mind costs and much incentive to over-consume."

Source:  The American.



Source:  The American.


Hoven's Index for January 19, 2010


US health spending as percentage of GDP in various years.

1965:  6%

1975:  8%

1985:  11%

1995:  14%

2005:  16%


Source:  US Embassy.


Graph of the Day Archive.

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