Growth in Medical Spending by the Department of Defense

Growth in Medical Spending by the Department of Defense
Title:
Growth in Medical Spending by the Department of Defense
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Description

A CBO Study. Examines reasons for the increase in spending on medical care by the Department of Defense from fiscal years 1998-2003. Also considers directions in future medical spending.

From fiscal year 1988 to 2003, the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) spending on medical care almost doubled in real terms. That growth occurred despite large reductions in the size of the active-duty military force and a substantial reduction in the size of the military’s own hospital system. This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) study—prepared at the request of the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee—examines the reasons for those increases and considers directions for the future. Already, DoD’s total spending on health care is more than half as large as its cash compensation. Looking forward, CBO’s analysis examines how overall growth of health care costs in the economy could affect DoD’s health care costs through 2020, as well how changes in benefits could do so.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Summary ix

Historical Growth in the Department of Defense’s Medical Spending 1

Growth in per Capita Health Care Spending for the U.S. Population 2

One-Time Occurrences Contributing to Growth in DoD’s Medical Spending 3

Other Factors Affecting the Pattern of Growth in DoD’s Medical Spending 5

Comparisons with Other Employers’ Spending on Health Care 8 Projections of DoD’s Future Medical Spending Under Current Policies 13

Midrange Estimates 13

Low Estimates 15

High Estimates 15

The Effects of Legislative and Policy Changes on DoD’s Projected Health Care Spending 17

Future Health Care Spending Under Policies That Could Slow Growth 17

Policies That Could Accelerate the Growth of Health Care Spending 20

Appendix A

Background on the Department of Defense’s Medical Coverage 25

Appendix B

Adjusting for the Changing Mix of the Department of Defense’s Beneficiaries 29

Appendix C

Comparison of the Midrange Projections and CBO’s Baseline for the Department of Defense’s Medical Care 31

Tables

Figures

Boxes

Audience

Members of the Department of Defense (DoD), military personnel, retirees and their dependents and survivors, as well as members of government and policymakers involved with DoD spending and medical/health care will find this publication useful.  

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Publisher:
Congress, Congressional Budget Office
Author:
  • Percy, Allison
Notes:
NB1298
Key Phrases:
  • CBO Study
  • Medical Economics
  • Armed Forces
  • Defense Economics
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0.375
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Paper
Subject Bibliography:
119DS 131DH 153PF
Unit of Issue (US):
1
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Record Creation Date:
09/24/2003
Last Status Update:
10/29/2018
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