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The Financial Burden of Health Care Spending: Larger for Medicare Households than for Non-Medicare Households

Table 1: Medicare and Non-Medicare Household Spending, in Total and by Expense Category, 2016
Total household spending Health care Housing Food Transportation Other expenses
Amount % of
total
Amount % of total Amount % of total Amount % of total Amount % of total Amount % of total
All Medicare households $37,962 100.0% $5,355 14.1% $13,580 35.8% $5,687 15.0% $5,231 13.8% $8,109 21.4%
Age of oldest member
Under age 65 $23,851 100.0% $2,293 9.6% $9,718 40.7% $4,145 17.4% $3,010 12.6% $4,685 19.6%
Age 65-74 $43,248 100.0% $5,665 13.1% $14,696 34.0% $6,557 15.2% $6,681 15.4% $9,650 22.3%
Age 75-84 $39,689 100.0% $6,404 16.1% $13,153 33.1% $5,827 14.7% $5,329 13.4% $8,976 22.6%
Age 85+ $32,509 100.0% $5,213 16.0% $14,064 43.3% $4,477 13.8% $3,171 9.8% $5,584 17.2%
Percent of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
Under 100% $20,032 100.0% $2,614 13.1% $8,567 42.8% $3,628 18.1% $2,209 11.0% $3,013 15.0%
100-199% $26,878 100.0% $4,126 15.3% $10,850 40.4% $4,330 16.1% $3,418 12.7% $4,155 15.5%
200-299% $42,116 100.0% $6,522 15.5% $14,166 33.6% $6,376 15.1% $6,234 14.8% $8,817 20.9%
300-399% $44,999 100.0% $6,603 14.7% $15,515 34.5% $6,615 14.7% $7,099 15.8% $9,166 20.4%
400%+ $67,521 100.0% $8,247 12.2% $21,818 32.3% $8,937 13.2% $9,418 13.9% $19,102 28.3%
Medicaid coverage under 100% FPL
All with Medicaid $12,833 100.0% $467 3.6% $6,533 50.9% $2,779 21.7% $1,406 11.0% $1,648 12.8%
No Medicaid $26,372 100.0% $4,473 17.0% $10,390 39.4% $4,352 16.5% $2,929 11.1% $4,228 16.0%
All non-Medicare households $58,810 100.0% $3,809 6.5% $19,078 32.4% $8,557 14.6% $9,547 16.2% $17,819 30.3%
Percent of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
Under 100% $25,905 100.0% $1,092 4.2% $10,282 39.7% $5,469 21.1% $3,964 15.3% $5,098 19.7%
100-199% $35,011 100.0% $1,733 5.0% $13,122 37.5% $6,727 19.2% $6,153 17.6% $7,276 20.8%
200-299% $44,564 100.0% $3,119 7.0% $15,092 33.9% $7,679 17.2% $7,939 17.8% $10,735 24.1%
300-399% $53,042 100.0% $4,030 7.6% $17,435 32.9% $8,209 15.5% $9,775 18.4% $13,593 25.6%
400%+ $84,879 100.0% $5,629 6.6% $25,989 30.6% $10,639 12.5% $13,099 15.4% $29,523 34.8%
Medicaid coverage under 100% FPL
All with Medicaid $20,438 100.0% $172 0.8% $9,007 44.1% $4,800 23.5% $3,239 15.8% $3,221 15.8%
No Medicaid $27,690 100.0% $1,683 6.1% $10,384 37.5% $5,310 19.2% $4,107 14.8% $6,206 22.4%
SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey Interview and Expense Files, 2016.
Table 2: Medicare and Non-Medicare Household Spending, in Total and by Expense Category, 2000-2016
Total household spending Health care Housing Food Transportation Other expenses
Amount % of
total
Amount % of total Amount % of total Amount % of total Amount % of total Amount % of total
All Medicare households                        
2000 $21,557 100.0% $3,093 14.3% $7,528 34.9% $3,421 15.9% $3,740 17.3% $3,775 17.5%
2001 $22,419 100.0% $3,338 14.9% $7,606 33.9% $3,351 14.9% $3,632 16.2% $4,492 20.0%
2002 $23,933 100.0% $3,402 14.2% $7,819 32.7% $3,388 14.2% $3,669 15.3% $5,656 23.6%
2003 $24,954 100.0% $3,530 14.1% $8,301 33.3% $3,469 13.9% $3,986 16.0% $5,668 22.7%
2004 $25,669 100.0% $3,652 14.2% $8,530 33.2% $3,670 14.3% $3,984 15.5% $5,833 22.7%
2005 $27,080 100.0% $3,809 14.1% $9,289 34.3% $3,791 14.0% $4,203 15.5% $5,989 22.1%
2006 $28,701 100.0% $4,066 14.2% $9,781 34.1% $3,929 13.7% $4,301 15.0% $6,625 23.1%
2007 $30,780 100.0% $4,122 13.4% $10,441 33.9% $4,583 14.9% $4,787 15.6% $6,846 22.2%
2008 $31,054 100.0% $4,212 13.6% $10,922 35.2% $4,683 15.1% $4,416 14.2% $6,821 22.0%
2009 $30,948 100.0% $4,514 14.6% $10,903 35.2% $4,780 15.4% $4,240 13.7% $6,510 21.0%
2010 $31,023 100.0% $4,572 14.7% $10,991 35.4% $4,755 15.3% $4,063 13.1% $6,641 21.4%
2011 $32,107 100.0% $4,383 13.7% $11,339 35.3% $4,922 15.3% $4,398 13.7% $7,064 22.0%
2012 $33,889 100.0% $4,675 13.8% $11,683 34.5% $5,161 15.2% $4,927 14.5% $7,443 22.0%
2013 $33,966 100.0% $4,596 13.5% $11,690 34.4% $5,254 15.5% $4,999 14.7% $7,426 21.9%
2014 $36,080 100.0% $5,342 14.8% $12,468 34.6% $5,400 15.0% $5,277 14.6% $7,593 21.0%
2015 $37,174 100.0% $5,282 14.2% $13,051 35.1% $5,562 15.0% $5,461 14.7% $7,818 21.0%
2016 $37,962 100.0% $5,355 14.1% $13,580 35.8% $5,687 15.0% $5,231 13.8% $8,109 21.4%
All non-Medicare households
2000 $37,763 100.0% $1,581 4.2% $12,466 33.0% $5,471 14.5% $7,954 21.1% $10,291 27.3%
2001 $39,888 100.0% $1,657 4.2% $13,122 32.9% $5,534 13.9% $8,138 20.4% $11,437 28.7%
2002 $41,217 100.0% $1,827 4.4% $13,379 32.5% $5,560 13.5% $8,360 20.3% $12,091 29.3%
2003 $41,488 100.0% $1,878 4.5% $13,611 32.8% $5,560 13.4% $8,422 20.3% $12,017 29.0%
2004 $43,801 100.0% $1,991 4.5% $14,039 32.1% $5,876 13.4% $8,453 19.3% $13,441 30.7%
2005 $47,190 100.0% $2,100 4.5% $15,336 32.5% $6,104 12.9% $9,002 19.1% $14,649 31.0%
2006 $49,173 100.0% $2,156 4.4% $16,606 33.8% $6,357 12.9% $9,109 18.5% $14,946 30.4%
2007 $51,141 100.0% $2,204 4.3% $17,125 33.5% $7,412 14.5% $9,210 18.0% $15,190 29.7%
2008 $51,889 100.0% $2,279 4.4% $17,298 33.3% $7,579 14.6% $9,074 17.5% $15,658 30.2%
2009 $50,186 100.0% $2,399 4.8% $17,091 34.1% $7,358 14.7% $8,007 16.0% $15,331 30.5%
2010 $49,626 100.0% $2,440 4.9% $16,827 33.9% $7,358 14.8% $8,145 16.4% $14,856 29.9%
2011 $50,836 100.0% $2,595 5.1% $16,931 33.3% $7,540 14.8% $8,809 17.3% $14,962 29.4%
2012 $52,890 100.0% $2,748 5.2% $17,063 32.3% $7,850 14.8% $9,530 18.0% $15,700 29.7%
2013 $52,188 100.0% $2,866 5.5% $17,209 33.0% $7,817 15.0% $9,482 18.2% $14,813 28.4%
2014 $54,237 100.0% $3,524 6.5% $17,849 32.9% $8,069 14.9% $9,471 17.5% $15,324 28.3%
2015 $56,998 100.0% $3,585 6.3% $18,549 32.5% $8,369 14.7% $9,913 17.4% $16,583 29.1%
2016 $58,810 100.0% $3,809 6.5% $19,078 32.4% $8,557 14.6% $9,547 16.2% $17,819 30.3%
SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey Interview and Expense Files, 2000-2016.

 

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