A new study from the American Health Policy Institute analyzes the growth in health spending by different payers over the last decade. In summary, the study found:
- On average, all U.S. employers spent $3,430 per covered life on health care in 2012, up 13.6 percent from 2003 after adjusting for inflation.
- On average, large U.S. employers (1,000 or more employees) spent $4,990 per covered life on health care in 2013.
- In 2012, government (federal and state) spent $1.1 trillion on health care, or an average $9,130 per covered life, up from $8,010 in 2003, or 14.0 percent, after adjusting for inflation;