Total Medicare spending 1970-2017

Total Medicare spending from 1970 to 2017 (in billion U.S. dollars)*

Total Medicare spending 1970-2017 This statistic depicts total Medicare spending from 1970 to 2017. In 1970, some 7.1 billion U.S. dollars were spent on the Medicare program in the United States. Forty years later, this figure stood at some 521 billion U.S. dollars.
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Total Medicare spending from 1970 to 2017 (in billion U.S. dollars)*

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Total spending in billion U.S. dollars
2017707.4
2016694.5
2015638.1
2014600.3
2013581.7
2012550.1
2011560.3
2010521.2
2009498.3
2008455.1
2007434.8
2006380.5
2005336.9
2000219.3
1995180.1
1990109.7
198571.4
198035
197514.8
19707.1
Total spending in billion U.S. dollars
2017707.4
2016694.5
2015638.1
2014600.3
2013581.7
2012550.1
2011560.3
2010521.2
2009498.3
2008455.1
2007434.8
2006380.5
2005336.9
2000219.3
1995180.1
1990109.7
198571.4
198035
197514.8
19707.1
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This statistic depicts total Medicare spending from 1970 to 2017. In 1970, some 7.1 billion U.S. dollars were spent on the Medicare program in the United States. Forty years later, this figure stood at some 521 billion U.S. dollars.
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