Graph of the Day for June 4, 2010

Randall Hoven
"The rising costs of health care will put tremendous pressure on the federal budget during the next few decades and beyond.  In CBO's judgment, the health legislation enacted earlier this year does not substantially diminish that pressure. In fact, CBO estimated that the health legislation will increase the federal budgetary commitment to health care... by nearly $400 billion during the 2010-2019 period."  Doug Elmendorf, CBO Director.


Source:  CBO.


Hoven's Index for June 4, 2010


Public (government) health spending in the US in 2007:  $1.0357 trillion

Medicare as a percentage of that:  41.6%

Public assistance medical payments:  33.3%

Public health activities:  6.2%

Medical research:  3.7%

Veterans' hospitals:  3.3%

Workers comp:  3.1%

DoD hospitals:  3.1%

Medical structures and equipment:  2.3%

State & local hospitals:  2.0%

All other:  1.4%

Source:  US Statistical Abstract, Table 128.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"The rising costs of health care will put tremendous pressure on the federal budget during the next few decades and beyond.  In CBO's judgment, the health legislation enacted earlier this year does not substantially diminish that pressure. In fact, CBO estimated that the health legislation will increase the federal budgetary commitment to health care... by nearly $400 billion during the 2010-2019 period."  Doug Elmendorf, CBO Director.


Source:  CBO.


Hoven's Index for June 4, 2010


Public (government) health spending in the US in 2007:  $1.0357 trillion

Medicare as a percentage of that:  41.6%

Public assistance medical payments:  33.3%

Public health activities:  6.2%

Medical research:  3.7%

Veterans' hospitals:  3.3%

Workers comp:  3.1%

DoD hospitals:  3.1%

Medical structures and equipment:  2.3%

State & local hospitals:  2.0%

All other:  1.4%

Source:  US Statistical Abstract, Table 128.


Graph of the Day Archive.