EBRI Health Issues FAQ | Chart Data Question 9

FAQs About Benefits—Health Spending and Insurance Issues

Has the way health dollars are spent changed?

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Aggregate Spending on Health Care by Type of Expenditure, 1960 and 2008

  1960   2009
  Hospital 34.6% 31.0%
  Physician and Clinical Services 21.7% 20.0%
  Prescription Drugs 10.0% 10.0%
  Nursing Home Care3.0% 6.0%
  Government Administration and Net
Costs of Private Health Insurance
4.5% 7.0%
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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