Thursday, October 7, 2010

Veterans' Health Care Inflation Adjusted Costs To Rise By 45 To 75 Percent by 2020

From the CBO summary on the cost of veterans' health care:
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that the future costs for VA to treat enrolled veterans will be substantially higher (in inflation-adjusted dollars) than recent appropriations for that purpose, partly because more veterans are likely to seek care in the VA system but mostly because health care costs per enrolled veteran are projected to increase faster than the overall price level. Under two scenarios that CBO examined, the total real resources (in 2010 dollars) necessary to provide health care services to all veterans who seek treatment at VA would range from $69 billion to $85 billion in 2020, representing cumulative increases of roughly 45 percent to 75 percent since 2010.
Read the full 50 page CBO report, "Potential Costs of Veterans’ Health Care" here, on Scribd or embedded below.
Costs of Veterans' Health Care

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