Cost of Healthcare

medical-care-costs-high-photo Total health care expenditures were an estimated at $10,392 per capita in 2010. That is 22% of GDP. (This includes estimated indirect costs.)

The average annual health insurance premium for family coverage in 2013 was $16,351 according to The Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust. This premium has gone up 80% in the past 10 years.

45-64 year old adults who take prescriptions spend $1,990 per year on them. Overall, the pharmaceutical expenditure was $995 per person in the United States in 2011.

People with diagnosed diabetes incur average medical expenditures of about $13,700 per year according to American Diabetes Association, based on 2012.

Coronary artery bypass grafting costs at least $37,089 in this area (Newport News, Virginia) and a cardiac stent costs $19,212. Prostate removal costs $11,076.


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