This article discusses issues related to funding and resource allocation in the SUS, in the context of two different projects policies. The study analyzed health spending in Brazil, in the period 1995 to 2012, compared to international spending, the Gross Domestic Product and Current Federal Gross Revenue. In the analysis, we compared the commitments made to the SUS in the administrations of Presidents FHC, Lula and Dilma. It was observed that, in relation to the behaviour of health spending, the Federal Governments of the Workers' Party did not differ from the Governments of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party. The profile of health spending didn't realize the dream of health reform in the years 1980.
Unified Health System; Health economics; Health financing; Health spending; Health policy