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Title:
   The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2008-2009
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 354
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   January 10, 2012
Description:
   In 2009, health care expenses among the U.S. community population totaled $1.26 trillion. Medical care expenses, however, are highly concentrated among a relatively small proportion of individuals in the community population. In 2008, the top 1 percent of the U.S. population accounted for 20.2 percent of the total health care expenditures, and in 2009, the top 1 percent accounted for 21.8 percent of the total expenditures.
Author(s):
   Steven B. Cohen, PhD and William Yu, MA
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web only
MEPS Topics:
   Medical Expenditures, Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st354/stat354.pdf (146 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st354/stat354.shtml
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