Lazenby, Helen C; Levit, Katharine R; Waldo, Daniel R
Although growing more slowly than in recent years, spending for health continued to account for an increasing share of the
Nation's gross national product. In 1983, spending for health amounted to 10.8 percent of the gross national product, or $1,459
per person. Public programs financed 40 percent of all personal health care spending. Medicare and Medicaid expended $91 billion
in benefits, 29 percent of all spending for personal health. New estimates of spending in calendar year 1983, along with revised
measures of the benefits paid by private health insurers, are presented here.
Health Expenditures/trends : National Health Programs/economics : Personal Health Services/economics : Statistics : United