The Cost of Measurable Medical Errors In 2008 Was $17.1 Billion
Average Spending per Elderly or Disabled Enrollee
Ever since Medicare was enacted (in 1965), spending on this large federal program “has grown steadily, as measured in absolute dollars...
Medical Costs for Cancer Could Top $200 Billion by 2020
U.S. health care spending hit an unprecedented 17.6 percent of the GDP in 2009.
One national study found that previously uninsured adults obtaining Medicare at age 65 had higher total medical costs and greater use of health services than similar Medicare beneficiaries who were previously insured.
Almost four in ten (39 percent) uninsured adults age 55-64 did not see a doctor in the past year, compared to less than one in ten (9%) of those with private insurance.