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Total Expenditures, Expenditures on Health and Health Insurance, 1984-2009

Total ExpendituresTotal Health Care ExpendituresHealth Insurance ExpendituresHealth as Percentage of TotalHealth, Net of Premiums, as Percentage of Total
1984$21,975$1,049$3704.8%3.1%
198523,4901,1083754.73.1
198623,8661,1353714.83.2
198724,4141,1353924.63.0
198825,8921,2984745.03.2
198927,8101,4075375.13.1
199028,3811,4805815.23.2
199129,6141,5546565.23.0
199229,8461,6347255.53.0
199330,6921,7768005.83.2
199431,7311,7558155.53.0
199532,2641,7328605.42.7
199633,7971,7708275.22.8
199734,8191,8418815.32.8
199835,5351,9039135.42.8
199936,9951,9599235.32.8
200038,0452,0669835.42.8
200139,5182,1821,0615.52.8
200240,6772,3501,1685.82.9
200340,8172,4161,2525.92.9
200443,3952,5741,3325.92.9
2005 46,409 2,664 1,361 5.7

2.8

2006 48,398 2,766 1,465 5.7 2.7
2007 49,638 2,853 1,545 5.7 2.6
2008 50,486 2,976 1,653 5.9 2.6
2009 49,067 3,126 1,785 6.4 2.7
Source: EBRI tabulations of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, http://www.bls.gov/cex/


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