Survey time period
1960 to 2010
Object of investigation
National health expenditures
capital asset/cost, price/cost
US Department of Health and Human Services
administration, administrative costs, Costs, expenditure, health, health care, health costs, health expenditure, health insurance, health insurance, health service, health state, health system, population, private insurance, privately insured, spending, United States, USA
* Includes all administrative costs (federal and state and local employees’ salaries, contracted employees including fiscal intermediaries, rent and building costs,
computer systems and programs, other materials and supplies, and other miscellaneous expenses) associated with insuring individuals enrolled in the following health
insurance programs: Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Indian Health Service, workers’
compensation, maternal and child health, vocational rehabilitation, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and other federal programs.
Net cost of health insurance is calculated as the difference between calendar year incurred premiums earned and benefits paid for private health insurance. This
includes administrative costs, and in some cases, additions to reserves, rate credits and dividends, premium taxes, and plan profits or losses. Also included in this
category is the difference between premiums earned and benefits paid for the private health insurance companies that insure the enrollees of the following programs:
Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and workers’ compensation (health portion only).