Out-of-pocket health spending in 2016 increased at fastest rate

 

Source: Carolyn Johnson, Washington Post ( Paid Registration )

U.S. health care spending increased to $3.3 trillion in 2016, with out-of-pocket health care costs borne directly by consumers rising 3.9 percent — the fastest rate of growth since 2007. 

A shift toward insurance plans that transfer more of the burden of health care costs onto patients helped fuel the rise in out-of-pocket costs.

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