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2017 National Health Costs at $10,739 per person

Health spending increased 3.9% in 2017 to an estimated level of $10,739 per capita (per person), representing 17.9 percent of GDP, $3.5 trillion. Which means every man, woman and child spent on average $29 EACH DAY (either through insurance, out-of-pocket costs or taxes) to pay for America’s healthcare. Medicare spending grew 4.2%, Medicaid growth slowed to 2.9%; private insurance was up 4.2%. Out of pocket grew 2.6%. Includes nursing home and drug costs. CMS data

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