Snapshot: Health Care Costs 101, 2006 Edition

Now in its third edition, this presentation provides a concise, visual snapshot of national health care spending trends for use by journalists, policymakers, or anyone interested in health care cost issues.

Based primarily on National Health Expenditures data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the slides show how spending is distributed by type of service and illustrate growth in spending categories such as hospital services and prescription drugs. For the first time, it also examines how contributions from households, business, and government are blended to finance both public and private health coverage.

PDF Downlaods:

Snapshot: Health Care Costs 101, 2006 Edition (812K)

Health Care Costs 101: Quick Guide (171K)

California Addendum to Health Care Costs 101, 2006 Edition (777K)

Visit the author: California Healthcare Foundation here: www.chcf.org

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