Prescription drugs spending in the U.S. by payer 2012-2016

Prescription drugs spending in the United States from 2012 to 2016, by payer (in billion U.S. dollars)

Prescription drugs spending in the U.S. by payer 2012-2016 This statistic describes the spending for prescription drugs in the United States from 2012 to 2016, sorted by payer. In 2016, some 143 billion U.S. dollars were paid by private health insurances for prescription drugs.
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Prescription drugs spending in the United States from 2012 to 2016, by payer (in billion U.S. dollars)

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20122013201420152016
Private health insurance117117.9127.3139.8142.6
Out-of-pocket46.845.944.745.545
Other payers2.52.5221.9
Medicare68.274.686.494.195.4
Medicaid19.621.227.331.833.4
Other public health insurance9.18.99.911.410.2
20122013201420152016
Private health insurance117117.9127.3139.8142.6
Out-of-pocket46.845.944.745.545
Other payers2.52.5221.9
Medicare68.274.686.494.195.4
Medicaid19.621.227.331.833.4
Other public health insurance9.18.99.911.410.2
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This statistic describes the spending for prescription drugs in the United States from 2012 to 2016, sorted by payer. In 2016, some 143 billion U.S. dollars were paid by private health insurances for prescription drugs.
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