HEALTH EXPENDITURES PER CAPITA—GOING UP OR DOWN?
Go to the Web site of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, www.cms.hhs.gov, and use the search box to find information on health expenditures per capita for the United States. What was the level of such expenditures in 1990? In 2000? For the most recent year shown? Is the level of expenditures per capita projected to rise or to fall over the next 5 years? Find information on health expenditures as a percentage of GDP. Contrast the percentage for the latest year shown with the percentage projected for the most distant future year shown. Is the health care problem going away?