pzaqwer Wrote:
Nov 05, 2012 6:26 PM
The 2008 data show that 55% of all health care in the United States is publicly financed. The NHE data also show that from 1987 to 2008, the government’s share of health care financing has risen by ten percentage points, or about half a percentage point per year. This means that in 2009, the public share of health care spending is likely at 56%, or perhaps higher as a result of rising unemployment due to the recession. If health care subsidies (primarily tax exemptions) are included as government financing of health care, they add another $200 Billion to the total, raising the government’s share of health care spending to 62%.