What Do We Know About People with High Out-of-Pocket Spending?
The share of people with large employer coverage who have high out-of-pocket spending is on the rise. In 2015, slightly over 24 percent of enrollees spent more than $1,000, compared to 17 percent in 2005. (Dollar amounts are inflation-adjusted to 2015 dollars.) Based on an analysis of claims data, this slideshow examines overall trends, gender and age of high spenders, as well as differences in out-of-pocket health expenditures across diseases.