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.
- Distribution of total expenses for adults ages 18-44 by source of payment, 1996 and 2006
|Source of Payment||1996||2006|
|Out of pocket||18.6%||21.3%|
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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