Out of Pocket Expenses for Medicare Beneficiaries

OOP Expenses for 56 Million People

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  1. Medicare Expenditures For 2014-2019 Will Be $4.3 Trillion

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a report on health care spending growth trends. Here are some key findings:

    • National health expenditures (NHE) grew 3.6% per year between 2009 and 2013.
    • NHE grew 4.3% annually from 2010 to 2015.
    • Medicare expenditures for 2014 to 2019 are projected to be $4.3 trillion.
    • Private insurance expenditures for 2014-2019 are projected to be $7 trillion.
    • NHE per capita is projected to increase 4.6% per year from 2014-2019.
    • Medicaid enrollment is expected to increase by 2.7%.

    Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, May 2017


  2. Medicare Accounted For 15% of Total Federal Spending in 2016

    Kaiser Family Foundation recently released an analysis Medicaid spending. Here are some key findings from the report:

    • Medicare accounted for 15% of total federal spending in 2016.
    • Medicare spending is projected to rise to 17.5% by 2027.
    • The Medicare Hospital Insurance trust fund will be depleted in 2029.
    • The Independent Payment Advisory Board process will be triggered in 2021.
    • Annual growth in Medicare per capita spending was 1.3% between 2010 and 2016.
    • Per capita spending is projected to grow 4.5% annually over the next 10 years.

    Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, July 18, 2017


  3. Families Spent 1.6% of Income Out-of-Pocket on Healthcare in 2016

    JPMorgan Chase Institute recently released an analysis on out-of-pocket healthcare spending. Here are some key findings from the report:

    • Families spent $714 or 1.6% of their income out-of-pocket on healthcare in 2016.
    • Out-of-pocket spending grew by an average annual rate of 4.3% from 2013-2016.
    • 55% of out-of-pocket spending went to doctors, dentists, and hospitals.
    • Out-of-pocket spending among top income-quintile account holders was $1,322.
    • 52% of families made payments to doctors’ offices in a given year.
    • Spending among lowest income-quintile account holders was $356 on average in 2016.

    Source: JPMorgan Chase Institute, September 2017


  4. 17% of Families Had No Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Spending in 2016 

    Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust recently released their 2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey. Here are some key findings from the report:
    • The top 10% of spenders contributed 49% of total out-of-pocket spending in 2016.
    • The average family in the top 10% spent $3,482 in 2016.
    • The average family in the top 5% spent $4,592 out-of-pocket in 2016.
    • 17% of families had no out-of-pocket healthcare spending in 2016.
    • The top 10% of spenders spent 8.5% of their income on healthcare services.
    • The top 5% of spenders spent 12.3% of their income on healthcare expenses.
     Source: 2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey, September 19,  2017


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