Federal Spending on Major Health Care Programs, by Category, 1973-2023

Data Source: Congressional Budget Office (as of May 2013)

Notes: a) Net Medicare spending (includes offsetting receipts from premium payments by beneficiaries and amounts paid by states from savings on Medicaid’s prescription drug costs); CHIP = Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Source: Congressional Budget Office: Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2014 to 2023