Out-of-pocket healthcare spending up—but remains steady as share of take-home income

The JPMorgan Chase Institute Healthcare Out-of-pocket Spending Panel (JPMCI HOSP) included 2.3 anonymized Chase customers from 18 to 64 years old between 2013 and 2016. The study found out-of-pocket spending on healthcare jumped up from $629 per family to $714—and increase of 14 percent. But healthcare remained spending remained relatively constant as a share of take-home income (1.7 percent in 2013; 1.6 percent in 2016) and total spending (1.1 percent; 1.2 percent).

“[The panel] provides a first-ever look into out-of-pocket healthcare spending for households on a month-to-month basis, at the state, metro and county level, and as recent as 2016,” wrote the authors. “In this report, we describe the creation of, and initial insights gleaned from, this new data asset.”

Read more about the wide-reaching study at HealthExec.com: