Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Expenditures in the United States
Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Expenditures in the United StatesOut-of-pocket expenditures for healthcare products and services in the United States have risen in 2017 to the point that these represent a significant portion of consumers’ incomes. As these out-of-pocket healthcare costs have gone up, consumers in the best healthcare plans continue to receive excellent care, but those in less comprehensive plans often do not. Consumers’ out-of-pocket healthcare costs have risen from $250 per year in 1980 to over $1,400 in 2016. Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Expenditures in the United States examines the market for consumers’ out-of-pocket medical costs, including the following data:
- Consumer Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Expenditures by Payment Type, 2016
- Average Share Paid Out-of-Pocket by U.S. Residents with Healthcare Spending by Type of Service, 2016
- Average Share Paid Out-of-Pocket by U.S. Residents with Healthcare Spending by Percentile of Total Health Spending and Type of Service, 2016
- Consumer Out-of-Pocket Expenditures per Worker, 2011–2021
- Consumer Out-of-Pocket Expenditures by Type, 2011–2021
- Proportion of Consumer Out-of-Pocket Spending by Type of Healthcare Expenditure, 2011, 2016, 2021
- Amount of Consumer Out-of-Pocket Expenditures That Are Financed, 2011–2021
- Distribution of Out-of-Pocket Spending for the Average Person, 2016, 2021
- Proportion of Consumer Out-of-Pocket Spending for Non-Elective Procedures That Is Financed (All Methods), 2016 – 2021
- Size of High Risk Groups for High Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Expenditures, 2011–2021
- Cash or Check
- Credit Cards
- Loans and Lines Of Credit
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Health Savings Accounts
Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Expenditures in the United States concludes that, through 2021, out-of-pocket expenditures for healthcare products and services in the United States will continue to rise. In addition to demographic trends - such as lack of comprehensive healthcare insurance, disability, age, mental illness, obesity, drug and/or alcohol addiction and chronic medical conditions - which combined affect the majority of the U.S. population, two key factors are expected to support the growth of out-of-pocket consumer expenditures over the next five years: ongoing healthcare cost inflation and managed care cost shifting.
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