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.
The slideshow is part of the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, an online information hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the U.S. health system. More information about the analysis related to the slideshow is available through the tracker.