Silver Book Fact

From 2008 to 2016, combined state and federal Medicaid spending is projected to grow an average of 8.1% per year and to represent 16.4% of national health expenditures by 2016.

Poisal, John A., Christopher Truffler, Sheila Smith, Andrea Sisko, Cathy Cowan, Sean Keehan, Bridget Dickensheets, and National Health Care Expenditures Team. Health Spending Projections Through 2016: Modest changes obscure Part D’s impact. Health Affairs. February 2007; http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/hlthaff.26.2.w242

Reference

Title
Health Spending Projections Through 2016: Modest changes obscure Part D’s impact
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
February 2007
Authors
Poisal, John A., Christopher Truffler, Sheila Smith, Andrea Sisko, Cathy Cowan, Sean Keehan, Bridget Dickensheets, and National Health Care Expenditures Team
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • More than Three-Fifths of Health Care Spending Is on Behalf of People with Multiple Chronic Conditions  
  • In 2007, 42% of people over 65 reported a functional limitation, while 14% had trouble performing one or more instrumental activity of daily living but had no limitations on regular…  
  • Absent policy change, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that Medicare spending will grow at an average of 7% each year from 2010 to 2018, rising to $879 billion annually and…  
  • The highest average annual cost for a private room (single occupancy) in a Medicare certified nursing home is in Alaska at a cost of $191,140. The next highest cost is…  
  • Treated Prevalence of the Top-Ten Health Conditions Among Medicare Beneficiaries, 1987, 1997, and 2006