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Table 4: Total Expenses and Percent Distribution for Selected Conditions by Source of Payment: United States, 2008
Conditions a Total
Expenses
(in millions)
Percent distribution of total expenses by source of payment
Out of
pocket
Private
insurance b
Medicare Medicaid Other c
Heart conditions 95,577.04 5.6 33.7 42.6 11.2 6.9
Trauma-related disorders 74,291.00 8.3 45.9 23.9 6.3 15.6
Cancer 72,157.41 6.6 47.8 31.4 6.8* 7.4
Mental disorders 72,101.80 17.0 30.6 19.1 25.5 7.8
Osteoarthritis and other non-traumatic joint disorders 56,968.71 12.1 38.2 31.1 8.0 10.5
COPD, asthma 53,698.83 14.8 38.4 26.2 15.5 5.1
Hypertension 47,380.86 19.6 27.6 32.5 10.9 9.4
Diabetes mellitus 45,895.05 18.9 32.5 30.8 10.8 7.0
Hyperlipidemia 38,603.35 20.4 41.4 25.9 5.2 7.2
Back problems 34,978.67 12.0 44.3 28.2 4.9 10.5
Normal birth/live born 34,550.73 9.6 59.1 0.1* 27.6 3.6
Disorders of the upper GI 27,230.23 14.8 52.2 20.6 6.3 6.0
Skin disorders 24,150.74 9.6 50.4 14.6 15.0* 10.3
Other CNS disorders 20,404.72 14.9 42.6 20.2 10.2 12.2
Kidney Disease 19,859.23 5.2 29.5 48.7 11.4 5.3
Cerebrovascular disease 18,835.25 10.6 19.6 43.1 15.5 11.2
Systemic lupus and connective tissues disorders 18,774.31 13.9 41.1 26.3 5.7 12.9
Residual Codes 18,410.98 11.1 36.5 33.2 13.0 6.3
Other circulatory conditions arteries, veins, and lymphatics 17,555.43 5.4 34.9 43.6 8.9* 7.2*
Infectious diseases 16,202.13 9.7 43.1 26.8 14.9 5.6
Gallbladder, pancreatic, and liver disease 15,146.84 5.7 57.6 16.9 13.9* 5.9*
Pneumonia 13,968.29 3.4 32.3 48.2 11.8 4.4*
Other endocrine, nutritional & immune disorder 12,613.08 11.2 34.9 28.3 21.3 4.3
Other GI 12,301.91 9.3 45.2 30.0 6.3 9.1*
Hereditary, degenerative and other nervous system disorders 12,241.60 14.1 42.4 23.1 11.8* 8.6*
Other care and screening 12,052.21 15.6 44.8 24.7 9.2* 5.8
Female genital disorders, and contraception 11,940.79 21.3 61.1 5.4* 4.9 7.4*
Hernias 10,206.05 5.8 41.9 26.6 18.9* 6.8*
Other eye disorders 9,458.14 17.1 41.1 27.0 7.5 7.2
Other stomach and intestinal disorders 9,378.08 6.5 54.8 28.5* 3.9* 6.3*
Acute Bronchitis and URI 8,789.01 18.8 47.8 11.1* 18.4* 3.9
Congenital anomalies 8,774.65* 4.1* 20.6* 4.1* 65.4 5.8*
Urinary tract infections 8,550.73 8.3 23.8 55.5 9.3* 3.2
Epilepsy and convulsions 8,185.49 8.3 37.7 13.3 26.1 14.6*
Other urinary 8,091.18 10.6 46.5 20.7 3.5* 18.7*
Other bone and musculoskeletal disease 7,108.53 19.8 43.7 23.3 4.6 8.6
Symptoms 6,827.09 11.7 53.2 13.4 15.7 5.9*
Headache 6,695.55 19.0 52.6 8.5 12.4 7.4*
Cataract 6,498.01 12.1 35.6* 45.6 2.4* 4.3*
Intestinal infection 5,973.99 12.5 42.7 29.7* 6.6* 8.5*
Non-malignant neoplasm 5,282.66 8.7 58.3 20.4 8.6* 4.1*
Thyroid disease 5,194.32 27.3 41.6 20.5 5.1* 5.5
Anemia and other deficiencies 4,656.08* 3.4* 64.9 21.3* 7.3* 3.1*
Male genital disorders 4,125.17 19.8 41.3 23.9 1.2* 13.8*
Poisoning by medical and non-medical substances 3,416.14* 6.3 57.7 28.0* 5.3* 2.7*
Otitis media 3,384.86 17.0 58.2 8.2* 11.1 5.4
Non-malignant breast disease 2,905.14 12.6* 61.1 15.8* 5.8* 4.6*
Glaucoma 2,876.75 29.0 25.0 33.3 3.7* 8.9*
Complications of pregnancy and birth 2,678.40 6.0* 55.9 0.0* 30.5* 7.7*
Disorders of teeth and jaws 2,572.42* 20.7* 48.0* 3.1* 25.7* 2.5*
Allergic reactions 2,326.56 15.1 48.0 22.6* 10.1* 4.3
Disorders of mouth and esophagus 1,343.34* 6.1* 83.9 3.2* 4.3* 2.5*
Tonsillitis 1,261.48 9.9 67.4 0.0* 15.4* 7.3*
Influenza 780.53 20.4 53.9 11.8* 11.4* 2.5

Standard Errors
Conditions a Total
Expenses
(in millions)
Percent distribution of total expenses by source of payment
Out of
pocket
Private
insurance b
Medicare Medicaid Other c
Heart conditions 8,691.17 0.5 4.2 4.0 2.9 1.5
Trauma-related disorders 8,431.91 0.8 5.4 4.2 1.4 2.9
Cancer 7,462.17 0.7 4.7 3.9 2.6 1.7
Mental disorders 4,274.16 1.2 2.7 1.9 2.2 1.1
Osteoarthritis and other non-traumatic joint disorders 4,322.56 1.2 3.5 2.7 1.6 1.5
COPD, asthma 3,624.24 1.0 2.5 2.7 3.4 0.7
Hypertension 2,918.80 1.0 1.9 2.5 1.9 1.1
Diabetes mellitus 2,789.55 1.9 2.2 2.6 1.5 0.8
Hyperlipidemia 1,965.69 0.7 1.7 1.3 0.9 1.0
Back problems 3,744.90 1.4 3.6 3.2 1.0 2.2
Normal birth/live born 3,208.18 1.2 3.5 0.1 3.8 0.7
Disorders of the upper GI 1,909.24 1.2 3.3 2.5 1.0 1.0
Skin disorders 3,213.02 1.3 6.3 2.8 5.4 2.8
Other CNS disorders 2,506.98 1.8 5.7 3.7 2.3 3.6
Kidney Disease 2,808.46 1.0 6.5 6.6 3.0 1.6
Cerebrovascular disease 3,039.49 3.1 5.6 5.6 4.5 2.8
Systemic lupus and connective tissues disorders 1,748.30 1.3 3.1 3.3 1.3 2.8
Residual Codes 2,270.18 1.5 5.5 5.3 2.8 1.4
Other circulatory conditions arteries, veins, and lymphatics 2,757.62 1.4 6.9 6.8 4.1 3.0
Infectious diseases 1,758.90 1.3 4.8 4.2 3.8 1.1
Gallbladder, pancreatic, and liver disease 2,414.63 0.9 6.6 3.9 6.0 1.9
Pneumonia 2,206.70 0.5 6.9 5.6 3.5 2.8
Other endocrine, nutritional & immune disorder 1,610.93 1.8 5.9 5.9 6.3 1.2
Other GI 1,758.22 1.4 6.3 7.2 1.6 4.4
Hereditary, degenerative and other nervous system disorders 2,496.66 3.1 9.4 5.6 3.8 4.6
Other care and screening 1,586.84 2.5 6.1 4.0 4.7 1.1
Female genital disorders, and contraception 1,372.99 3.0 4.6 2.4 1.1 4.0
Hernias 2,248.18 1.7 8.5 7.8 13.5 2.7
Other eye disorders 1,063.99 2.0 5.3 3.5 2.2 2.0
Other stomach and intestinal disorders 1,821.91 1.3 8.8 9.0 2.2 2.4
Acute Bronchitis and URI 1,109.16 2.4 5.1 4.7 7.8 0.9
Congenital anomalies 3,120.33 1.3 9.2 2.4 12.3 4.3
Urinary tract infections 1,509.95 1.8 4.3 7.0 3.5 0.9
Epilepsy and convulsions 1,165.46 1.2 7.3 3.2 5.6 4.6
Other urinary 1,896.26 2.2 10.7 4.2 1.4 9.7
Other bone and musculoskeletal disease 550.33 1.9 6.5 4.7 1.2 2.1
Symptoms 902.65 1.9 5.5 3.8 4.4 2.3
Headache 662.59 2.1 3.4 2.1 2.5 2.6
Cataract 1,311.53 2.6 10.7 8.2 0.9 1.4
Intestinal infection 1,351.10 2.7 9.2 13.4 2.0 4.9
Non-malignant neoplasm 911.84 1.4 5.8 5.7 4.6 1.3
Thyroid disease 402.71 2.0 3.8 2.2 1.6 1.2
Anemia and other deficiencies 2,389.41 1.6 18.2 11.8 5.0 2.1
Male genital disorders 557.49 2.9 6.4 3.7 0.5 7.1
Poisoning by medical and non-medical substances 1,126.61 1.3 13.5 11.8 2.2 1.3
Otitis media 384.27 1.8 4.2 3.5 2.6 1.4
Non-malignant breast disease 667.28 6.1 9.9 8.2 2.7 2.3
Glaucoma 378.28 2.8 3.4 4.7 1.7 3.1
Complications of pregnancy and birth 642.28 2.3 11.2 0.0 9.6 5.3
Disorders of teeth and jaws 1,004.49 9.1 19.3 1.8 12.2 0.8
Allergic reactions 353.01 2.4 7.0 10.1 3.1 1.0
Disorders of mouth and esophagus 922.59 2.0 9.5 2.8 3.9 2.4
Tonsillitis 290.04 2.4 7.2 0.0 5.5 4.1
Influenza 104.85 2.9 5.2 4.5 3.6 0.6

 a Table includes conditions for which at least 100 sample persons had any services during the year. Expenses can be counted in more than one condition category.
 b Private insurance includes Tricare (Armed-Forces-related coverage).
 c Other includes other public programs such as Department of Veterans Affairs (except Tricare); other Federal sources (Indian Health Service, military treatment facilities, and other care provided by the Federal Government); other State and local sources (community and neighborhood clinics, State and local health departments, and State programs other than Medicaid); and other public (Medicaid payments reported for persons who were not enrolled in the Medicaid program at any time during the year). Other also includes Worker's Compensation; other unclassified sources (e.g., automobile, homeowner's, liability, and other miscellaneous or unknown sources); and other private insurance (any type of private insurance payments reported for persons without private health insurance coverage during the year, as defined in MEPS).
* Relative standard error equal to or greater than 30%.
Note: Percents do not always add to exactly 100.0 due to rounding.

Source: Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2008.


Internet Citation:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Total Expenses and Percent Distribution for Selected Conditions by Source of Payment: United States, 2008. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component Data. Generated interactively. (September 23, 2019)
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