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AHRQ Stats: Family Expenses for Health Care

In 2015, the overall median amount paid out of pocket by non-elderly families for health care was $451, but median out-of-pocket expenses increased substantially with family income. Overall, about 14 percent of families had out-of-pocket expenses exceeding $2,500. However, this proportion ranged from 4 percent of poor families to 22 percent of high income families. Regardless of the presence or absence of children, out-of-pocket expenses were notably higher for families with 2 or more adult members than those with only 1 adult.

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