The 1987 national health expenditure estimates are examined from different perspectives in the following two articles. In
the first article, revised expenditure estimates for 1984-87 are presented. A breakdown of the type of services and products
purchased is included, as well as the source of funds used to finance health care. In the second article, health care expenditure
estimates are used to explore marginal analysis as a policy tool for understanding health spending in relation to our Nation's
ability to finance that spending. The concept of marginal analysis is also used to examine selected periods that were relevant
to health policy and the timing of public and private changes in health policy in the past.
Health Expenditures/classification/statistics & numerical data : Insurance, Health/statistics & numerical data : Medicaid/statistics
& numerical data : Medicare/statistics & numerical data : United States