US Healthcare – Where does all the money go?

The Census Bureau recently released the results of its 2006 Services Industry Survey, which shed light in particular on where US healthcare dollars are spent:

Census Bureau Press Release: “Doctors and Dentists Account for 27 Percent of $1.6 Trillion in Health Care Revenue”

Full tabular data on US healthcare spending in 2006

The second link provides some detail on where US health care spending goes. It’s worthwhile to note that $117 Billion in Social Assistance is included, with line items like children’s daycare, community housing assistance, and other rolled into the overall Health Care and Social Assistance category. Without Social Assistance, health care spending is actually 1.45 trillion, or 11% of US GDP.
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