EBRI Health Issues FAQ | Chart Data Question 2, Figure B

FAQs About Benefits—Health Spending and Insurance Issues

Is the average American spending a growing amount on health?

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Spending on Health Care by Age, 2009

Income After TaxesSpending on Health CareHealth Care as Percentage of Income
Under 25 $25,522 $ 676 2.6%
25-34 57,239 1,805 3.2
35-44 74,900 2,520 3.4
45-54 77,460 3,173 4.1
55-64 67,586 3,895 5.8
65-74 46,147 4,906 10.6
75+ 31,272 4,779 15.3
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, http://www.bls.gov/cex/


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