HealthLeaders Media February 12, 2019
Americans are paying more for the same amount of healthcare, according to a new report from HCCI.
Healthcare spending per person, largely driven by rising prices, increased 4.2% in 2017.
Out-of-pocket spending increased 2.6% per-person, but comprised a smaller share of total spending.
Average spending for individuals with multiple chronic conditions was more than five times as much as for those without a chronic condition.
Healthcare spending on average totalled $5,641 for individuals with an employer-sponsored health plan in 2017, according to a new study from the Health Care Cost Institute released Tuesday.
Even though overall spending slowed from 2016 to 2017, prices continue to be a factor as the average cost of healthcare...