CHCF Releases Health Care Costs 101 - 2005

CHCF Releases Health Care Costs 101 - 2005

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California HealthCare Foundation has released its annual Health Care Costs 101 Snapshot, a visual representation of costs and financing trends over the past decade, as well as predictions of future costs. Taken from several public and private data sources, the presentation is a valuable overview of health care financing issues in California and the nation.

Health Care Costs 101 includes details on:

  • National health spending as a share of gross domestic product;
  • Per capita health costs nationwide;
  • Spending distribution by health care categories;
  • Who pays for health care;
  • Historic payment sources (federal, state, and private);
  • Spending allocations on health services;
  • Trends on annual health care growth rates; and
  • Prescription drug cost trends.