Health spending distribution of U.S. households 2013-2017

This statistic illustrates the health spending distribution of the households in the United States from 2013 to 2017. In 2016, out-of-pocket health spending was responsible for 38 percent of total U.S. household health spending.

Health spending distribution of U.S. households from 2013 to 2017

Out-of-pocket health spending41%39%38%38%37%
Private insurance premiums (employee or enrollee share)36%28%28%28%28%
Medicare payroll tax15%16%16%17%17%
Medicare part B (and D for 2014) premiums7%7%7%7%8%
Direct Purchase Insurance (household contribution)*-6%7%6%6%
Medical Portion of Property and Casualty Insurance-4%4%4%4%
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Release date

May 2019


United States

Survey time period

2013 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Health spending refers to national health expenditures. Not shown: other private revenues, which includes philanthropy, privately funded structures and equipment, and investment income. Medicaid buy-in premiums for Medicare are reflected under Medicaid. Figures may not add due to rounding.
2013-2016 values were quoted from previous editions of "California Health Care Almanac - Health Care Costs 101". * Includes premiums paid by individuals for marketplace plans, Medigap, and other directly purchased health insurance, such as coverage purchased off-exchange.

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