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Out-of-Pocket Health Care Cost

5 recent entries

Data for this household
$3500 per year paid out-of-pocket Including:
Doctors/dentists
Co-payments
Medication/drugs
Vitamins/supplements
4 people in household - young to mid-age
Satisfied with care - good value
Confidence in figures - Good guess
Charles LaMont from Illinois - I just guessed. We are all healthy. Thanks for this web site
[Brick 64 Saturday, 12-Apr-2014] [Middle-class] [Normal health]
Data for this household
$3500 per year paid out-of-pocket Including:
Doctors/dentists
Co-payments
Withheld from pay
1 person in household - young
Satisfied with care - good value
Confidence in figures - Fairly accurate
Grace from Arizona - I'm pretty healthy and have no real health needs. Insurance is good in case something happens.
[Brick 63 Saturday, 01-Mar-2014] [Middle-class] [Normal health]
Data for this household
$9000 per year paid out-of-pocket Including:
Doctors/dentists
Co-payments
Insurance premiums
Labs/tests
Medication/drugs
Vitamins/supplements
2 people in household - mid-age to old
Dissatisfied with care - too expensive
Confidence in figures - Fairly accurate
hobnob303 from Connecticut - We have a great health care system in the US, but I was surprised when adding up our total cost for 2013. It was $9000 out of pocket. That's a lot of money! We are basically healthy, so I started to wonder what other people are paying out of pocket. Some of my friends pay more, some less, some pay much less.
[Brick 61 Thursday, 09-Jan-2014 checked by Paul] [Middle-class] [Normal health]
Data for this household
$2000 per year paid out-of-pocket Including:
Doctors/dentists
Vitamins/supplements
1 person in household - mid-age
Satisfied with care - good value
Confidence in figures - Fairly accurate
Larry from Florida - Past year expenses dominated by dental visits--two crowns and a mouth guard. Lower level costs for of-the-shelf vitamins & supplements (recommended by my doctor) and a supplemental insurance policy. As a career military retiree I pay $269 per year for TRICARE Prime insurance, which serves me well. I see a dermatologist every 3 months for skin cancer checks, including biopsies now and then and surgeries to remove spots every so often--all covered 100% by TRICARE, plus my co-pay for each visit is covered 100% by my supplemental health insurance with MOAA. Also, I use the clinic at Patrick AFB for annual physicals and routine doctor visits and not cost. For now, I am very satisfied with my health care and coverage.
[Brick 59 Monday, 23-Dec-2013 checked by Van] [Upper mid-class] [Normal health]
Data for this household
$6000 per year paid out-of-pocket Including:
Doctors/dentists
Co-payments
Insurance premiums
2 people in household - all mid-age
Satisfied with care - average value
Confidence in figures - Fairly accurate
Paul from Florida - It seems like the health care system is out of control. There are no market forces to hold it in check. I went to the doctor and he prescribed an antibiotic. The pharmacy charged $120 for it. AND ... I'm on Medicare Part D for which I pay $60 per month. Good health care, but expensive.
[Brick 56 Saturday, 21-Dec-2013 checked by Paul] [Middle-class] [Normal health]

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