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Medicare Spending by Program Service Categories

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Apr• 26•10

In 2008, the federal government spent $782 billion on health care through the Medicare and Medicaid program. Below is a breakdown of the expenditures incurred by service product.


Source: 2009 CMS Data Compendium.

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3 Comments

  1. [...] Shafrin at Healthcare Economist has made some pretty pie charts detailing the breakdown of Medicare and Medicaid expenditures on categories such as physicians, [...]

  2. c3 says:

    about 1/4 of dollars meant for the poor go to the elderly (i.e. the nursing facilities piece of the pie).

    Unintended consequence

  3. [...] made up one-fifth of that amount.  Where does this money go?  In a previous post I examined where Medicare payments went in 2008, and today I update those figures for [...]

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