• Access & Affordability

    How does cost affect access to healthcare?

    In 2022 , more than 1 in 4 adults (28%) reported delaying or not getting healthcare due to cost. Uninsured adults, adults in worse health, and Hispanic adults are much more likely than others to delay or forego healthcare due to cost.

  • Health Spending

    Charges for Emails with Doctors

    The addition of billing codes for digital health services have enabled providers to bill insurers and patients for email messaging. This analysis examines the typical cost of patient-provider emailing in 2020 and 2021 using private health insurance claims data.
  • health spending

    How Much Do We Spend on Health Care?

    Data on U.S. health spending are available on the Health Spending Explorer, an interactive tool that allows users to explore trends in health spending by federal and local governments, insurers, nursing care, hospitals, and other service providers.
  • Health Spending

    How do health expenditures vary across the population?

    in 2021, 5% of the population accounted for nearly half of all health spending. At the other end of the spectrum, the 50% of the population with lowest total health spending accounted for only 3%.

  • How much and why 2024 premiums are expected to grow in ACA Marketplaces

    This analysis of insurers’ preliminary rate filings shows that ACA Marketplace insurers are requesting a median premium increase of 6% for 2024. Insurers cite price increases for medical care and prescription drugs as a key driver of premium growth in 2024,

  • Americans’ Challenges with Health Care Costs

    This data note reviews our recent polling data that finds that Americans struggle to afford many aspects of health care, including disproportionate shares of uninsured adults, Black and Hispanic adults and those with lower incomes.

  • National Health Spending Explorer

    This interactive Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker tool allows users to examine five decades worth of data on health expenditures by federal and local governments, private insurers, and individuals.

  • Public Opinion on Prescription Drugs and Their Prices

    This chart collection draws on recent KFF poll findings to provide an in-depth look at the public’s attitudes toward prescription drugs and their prices. Results include Americans’ opinions on drug affordability, pharmaceutical companies, and various potential measures that could lower prices.

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