In the past 50 years, the way health care is financed has changed, with private payers and public insurance paying for more care. This interactive graphic shows who paid for the nation's health care and how much it cost.
US Health Care Spending: Who Pays? Data File (42 K)
In 1960, almost 100% of the spending on prescription drugs came out of the consumer's pocket; by 2010, out-of-pocket spending was down to 20%. Over the past 50 years, there have been major shifts in the way hospital care, physician services, long-term care, prescription drugs, and other services and products are paid for. This interactive graphic uses data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to show national spending trends from 1960 to 2010 for health care by payer.
The data visualization below is a companion to Health Care Costs 101, 2012, part of CHCF's California Health Care Almanac.
Health Care Costs 101
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