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2016 National Health Costs at $10,348 per person (est.)  Editor's Pick

Health spending increased 4.3% in 2016 to a level of $10,348 per capita (per person), representing 17.9 percent of GDP, $3.3 trillion. Which means every man, woman and child spent on average $28 EACH DAY (either through insurance, out-of-pocket costs or taxes) to pay for America's healthcare. Medicare spending grew 3.6%, Medicaid growth finally slowed to 3.9%; private insurance was up 5.1%. Out of pocket grew 3.9%. Includes nursing home and drug costs. CMS data

How Good is US healthcare?

Compare Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, UK and the United States on key healthcare performance measures, and health determinants smoking and obesity. Table 1 shows relative ranking and actual scores from OECD's international 2012 results. Download the report (27 pages) Learning From the Best: Benchmarking Canada’s Health System, released Nov. 2013 by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Summary Data Tables

All summary tables from the two components of the most recent MEPS: Household Component and Insurance Component. Find out medical care use, and employer-based health insurance coverage

Estimates of Uninsured in Each County, US Census Bureau  Editor's Pick

Estimates of the number and percent uninsured under age 65, by state and county for 2015, provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) released 2017. Once you've located your counties of interest, click on TABLE to see the actual numbers and recent trends. Remember 2014 was the first year subsidized insurance was available on the health insurance exchange

Health, United States Chartbook for 2016 (pdf)  Editor's Pick

Annual report on trends in health statistics from the publication Health, United States, 2016 edition, by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Report chartbook contains text and figures showing long term trends in the health and healthcare of Americans; 1975 to 2015; 114 tables. Published online by CDC May 2017; 488 pages

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