Health care can include more than just a monthly insurance premium. Most insurance plans require some form of out-of-pocket costs. People can choose a plan based on how much they want to pay out-of-pocket and when. Out-of-pocket costs include copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles.1
Tracking these costs is just one of the ways to monitor the overall cost of health care.
The currently available data visualization’s for this indicator presents average out-of-pocket health care cost per family and individuals per year, in U.S. dollars. This data represents one important piece in understanding out-of-pocket health care cost; in the future we also hope to present out-of-pocket cost as a percentage of household income.
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