Rx medicine out-of-pocket expense per person by insurance status 1987-2014

This statistic shows the mean annual out-of-pocket expense for prescribed medicine per person with out-of-pocket expense in the U.S. from 1987 to 2014, by insurance status. In 2014, the mean annual out-of-pocket expense per uninsured person under 65 years came to 359 U.S. dollars.

Mean annual out-of-pocket expense per person for prescribed medicine in the U.S. from 1987 to 2014, by insurance status*

Any private insurancePublic insurance onlyUninsured all year
201421695359
2013228116394
2012269140363
2011269177351
2010285154383
2009263149389
2008284229544
2007309221482
2006389326634
2005376385613
2004345441583
2003364496551
2002286352561
2001273384449
2000235392453
1999221359348
1998196308346
1997200207304
1996167162274
198714798155
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Sources

Release date

September 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

1987 to 2014

Age group

under 65 years

Supplementary notes

* Per person with out-of-pocket expense. Estimates of expenses were converted to 2014 dollars using the Consumer Price Index (all items) and differ from previous editions of Health, United States.
Any private insurance includes individuals with insurance that provided coverage for hospital and physician care at any time during the year, other than Medicare, Medicaid, or other public coverage for hospital or physician services. Public insurance only includes individuals who were not covered by private insurance at any time during the year but were covered by Medicare, Medicaid, other public coverage for hospital or physician services, and/or CHAMPUS/CHAMPVA (TRICARE) at any point during the year. Uninsured includes persons not covered by either private or public insurance throughout the entire year or period of eligibility for the survey. Individuals with Indian Health Service coverage only are considered uninsured.
Values not included in the pdf version of "Health, United States" were taken from the excel trend tables.

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