EBRI Health Issues FAQ | Chart Data Question 5

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Has responsibility for paying medical bills shifted over time?

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Government Share of Health Payments is Growing, 1960-2019

ConsumerPrivate Health InsuranceGovernment
196048.7%21.9%24.5%
197034.022.437.8
198023.727.742.6
199019.733.540.6
200014.233.544.3
2008 11.9 33.5 47.3
2010 11.1 32.5 49.4
2019 9.6 32.1 51.2
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Health Accounts, http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalHealthExpendData/


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