National health expenditure projections, 1994-2005.
Burner, Sally T
Date of Pub
Waldo, Daniel R
Using 1993 as a baseline and assuming that current laws and practices continue, the authors project U.S. health expenditures
through the year 2005. Annual spending growth has declined since 1990, and, in the scenario reported here, that trend continues
in 1994. Growth of health spending increases thereafter, but remains below the average experience of the past decade. Even
so, health expenditures grow faster than the gross domestic product (GDP), and by 2005, account for 17.9 percent of the GDP.
Unless the system changes, Medicare and Medicaid are projected to pay for an increasing share of total spending during the
Forecasting : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data/trends : Insurance, Health/economics : Medicaid/economics :
Medicare/economics : Models, Economic : United States