Spending distribution of Medicare and Medicaid in the United States in 2016*

Spending distribution of Medicare and Medicaid in the U.S. 2016 This statistic illustrates the spending distribution of Medicare and Medicaid in the United States in 2016. In that year, hospital care services made up 40 percent of Medicare's total spending and some 34 percent of Medicaid's total spending.
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MedicareMedicaid
Hospital care40%34%
Physician and clinical services22%13%
Prescription drugs14%6%
Nursing care facilities6%9%
Home health care6%6%
Net cost of insurance5%6%
Other professional services3%1%
Government administration2%4%
Other medical products1%1%
Other health care1%17%
MedicareMedicaid
Hospital care40%34%
Physician and clinical services22%13%
Prescription drugs14%6%
Nursing care facilities6%9%
Home health care6%6%
Net cost of insurance5%6%
Other professional services3%1%
Government administration2%4%
Other medical products1%1%
Other health care1%17%
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This statistic illustrates the spending distribution of Medicare and Medicaid in the United States in 2016. In that year, hospital care services made up 40 percent of Medicare's total spending and some 34 percent of Medicaid's total spending.
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Release date
May 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
Health spending refers to national health expenditures. Not shown: dental services (<1% of Medicare and 2% of Medicaid).
Figures may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.
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