The $4 Trillion Health Economy of 2020
FEBRUARY 14, 2018
Three factors will drive healthcare costs to 2026: prices for medical goods and services, changes in income growth, and shifting enrollment from private health insurance to Medicare — driven by the aging of Boomers. trillion in 2026 when healthcare spending will be $1 in every $5 in the American economy (approaching 20%). growth rates, reflected in today’s CMS forecast, we face personal health care price inflation that will exceed general price inflation in the U.S.