Sunday, August 05, 2007

Medicare and Medicaid as a Percent of GDP

From CBO. In case you are curious which line is most relevant, CBO notes:

Over the past four decades, Medicare’s and Medicaid’s costs per beneficiary have increased about 2.5 percentage points faster per year than has per capita gross domestic product (GDP).
The big question is whether health costs will continue to rise as they have in the past.