Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Rising prices drives spending growth for children's healthcare in 2014

1.Per capita spending on healthcare for children covered by employer-sponsored insurance grew an annual average of 5.1 percent per year between 2010 and 2014, reaching $2,660 in 2014


2. Out-of-pocket spending on children covered by employer-sponsored insurance increased an average annual 5.5 percent between 2012 and 2014, to $472


3.Prices fueled much of the spending growth in 2014


4.At the same time spending increased, there was a general decline in the use of healthcare services. In 2014, there were 3,228 physician visits per 1,000 children, down slightly from the previous year


5.For the study, HCCI also looked at children's healthcare spending trends at the state level in 2014


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