CBO’s Projections of Federal Health Care Spending


In a letter to Senator Whitehouse, CBO gauges the accuracy of its projections of federal health care spending over time. In 2010, CBO overestimated mandatory spending for health care in its projections for the 2010–2020 period.

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Corrections and Updates

The file for data underlying the figure and table was updated on March 17, 2023, to add nominal GDP projections.