Our Voices Arkansas

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Nov 17, 2013

Healthcare Numbers: 5 and 50

Did You Know? Five percent of people account for 50% of our total healthcare spending? And, check out the graph from right to left where it shows that 20.2% of healthcare spending is attributed to the top 1% of population. Healthcare spending makes up about one-fifth of our economy.  So, healthcare for 15 million Americans...

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distribution-health-spending-80-20Did You Know?

Five percent of people account for 50% of our total healthcare spending?

And, check out the graph from right to left where it shows that 20.2% of healthcare spending is attributed to the top 1% of population.

Healthcare spending makes up about one-fifth of our economy.  So, healthcare for 15 million Americans (the 5%) consumes almost one-tenth of our total GDP — around $1.5 trillion.

Any meaningful effort to improve healthcare in America must acknowledge that 5% number.  Likewise, not trying to improve healthcare means that 50% number will only go up.

— from National Institute for Health Care Management As of June, 2016, this information has apparently been removed from the NIHCM website, although other reports, from both before and after this report, still appear on the website.

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