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Where Do the Health Care Payments Come From

Editors note: Remember this doesn’t include Medicare for people 65 and older. The balance of payment source would be dramatically different if they were included.

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Distribution of total expenses for adults ages 18-44 by source of payment, 1996 and 2006
Source of Payment 1996 2006
Private Insurance 61.4% 54.4%
Out of pocket 18.6% 21.3%
Medicaid 10.4% 13.7%
Other 9.5% 10.6%

 

Data Source: Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, AHRQ, Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2006.

Publication: AHRQ’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Statistical Brief #254, August 2009. http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st254/stat254.pdf

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December 16, 2009 - Posted by | Cost, healthcare | , , ,

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