Annual growth in Medicare per capita spending and other measures 1990-2028

It is well known that public health insurance programs in the U.S. have been increasing in recent years, especially in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. Medicare has also seen significant growth since its conception in 1965. Between 2018 and 2028 the program is expected to see a growth of about 5.1 percent per capita and 7.9 percent in overall spending.

Average annual growth rate in Medicare per capita spending and other measures in the U.S. between 1990s and 2028

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Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period

as of August 2019

Supplementary notes

* Projected.
** PHI = private health insurance.

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