Prescription drugs spending in the U.S. by payer 2013-2017

Prescription drugs spending in the United States from 2013 to 2017, by payer (in billion U.S. dollars)

by Matej Mikulic, last edited Jun 12, 2019
Prescription drugs spending in the U.S. by payer 2013-2017 This statistic describes the spending for prescription drugs in the United States from 2013 to 2017, sorted by payer. In 2017, some 140 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 2013 to 2017, by payer (in billion U.S. dollars)

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20132014201520162017
Private health insurance117.9127.3139.8142.6140.1
Out-of-pocket45.944.745.54546.7
Other payers2.5221.91.8
Medicare74.686.494.195.4100.9
Medicaid21.227.331.833.433
Other public health insurance8.99.911.410.211
20132014201520162017
Private health insurance117.9127.3139.8142.6140.1
Out-of-pocket45.944.745.54546.7
Other payers2.5221.91.8
Medicare74.686.494.195.4100.9
Medicaid21.227.331.833.433
Other public health insurance8.99.911.410.211
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by Matej Mikulic, last edited Jun 12, 2019
This statistic describes the spending for prescription drugs in the United States from 2013 to 2017, sorted by payer. In 2017, some 140 billion U.S. dollars were paid by private health insurances for prescription drugs.
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