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Title:
   The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2005-2006
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 236
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   February 25, 2009
Description:
   In 2006, health care expenses among the U.S. community population totaled $1.034 trillion. Medical care expenses, however, are highly concentrated among a relatively small proportion of individuals in the community population. As previously reported in 1996, the top 1 percent of the U.S. population accounted for 28 percent of the total health care expenditures and the top 5 percent for more than half.
Author(s):
   Steven B. Cohen, PhD and William Yu, MA
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web only
MEPS Topics:
   Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Medical Expenditures, Health Status
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st236/stat236.pdf (111 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st236/stat236.shtml
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