- 30.8%: Percent of health care spending in the United States that goes to hospital care.
- 21.2%: Percent of U.S. health care spending that goes to physician or clinical services.
- 10.1%: Percent of U.S. health care spending that goes to prescriptions.
- 2.4%: Percent of U.S. health expenditures that pays for home health care.
- 6.1%: Percent of U.S. health expenditures that pays for nursing home care.
- 13%: Percent of U.S. health expenditures made up by dental and other professional health services, and medical equipment.
- 16.4%: Percent of U.S. health expenditures made up by administrative and private health insurance costs, research, etc.
- 90%: Percentage of Medicare dollars spent on treating chronic diseases for beneficiaries 65 and older.
- 55%: Percentage of total health care costs paid for by private funds.
- 45%: Percentage of health care costs paid by public programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.
- 44 million: Approximate number of people on Medicare.
- 90%: Percentage of people on Medicare with some kind of supplemental insurance.
- 44.1 million: Number of people in 2007 covered by Medicare; 36.9 million were aged 65 and older, and 7.2 million were disabled.*
- $425 billion: Total benefits paid by Medicare in 2007.*
- $462 billion: Medicare income for 2007.*
- $432 billion: Medicare expenditures for 2007.*
- $369 billion: Medicare assets held in special issue U.S. Treasury.*
Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
*Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services