Tracking health care costs: 13% of patient medical expenses are out-of-pocket

MDLinx, Liz Meszaros, July 9, 2018

In 2015, $1 of every $8 spent on health care by US civilian, noninstitutionalized, nonelderly citizens was out-of-pocket, according to results from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS-HC), the only nationally representative data for estimating health-care expenses at the family level.

MEPS-HC data—which include approximately 97.2 million nonelderly families—were


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