Share of U.S. healthcare spending by percentiles of the population 2012

This statistic displays the percentage of total healthcare expenditures in the privately insured U.S. population in 2012, by percentiles of the population. It is estimated that about 5 percent of the U.S. population accounts for 50.6 percent of healthcare expenditures in the United States. The elderly population, over 65 years of age, are most likely to be in the top healthcare spending percentiles as a larger proportion is likely to have chronic diseases that can be costly.

Distribution of U.S. healthcare spending by percentiles of the population in 2012*

Health plan members by health care spendingPercentage of healthcare spending
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Release date

October 2013


United States

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Supplementary notes

* Spending of the privately insured.

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