Vermonters spend 12th most in health care - Fox 44

Vermonters spend more than $6000 per year per person for health care - almost twice what residents of Hawaii pay. 

  

Vermonters spend more than $6000 per year per person for health care - almost twice what residents of Hawaii pay. 

As the 2020 election looms, the skyrocketing cost of healthcare will be a major issue at the ballot box. Presidential-candidate positions on the issue run the gamut from repealing the Affordable Care Act to Medicare for All. But there is no Red State-Blue State delineation in the data, as high-cost states and low-cost states appear outside of clear political designations.

Some other key findings from the study:

  • Healthcare spending in the U.S. has increased by 17% since 2013
  • Americans spend $3.5 trillion annually on healthcare which accounts for 18% of GDP.
  • Spending on prescription drugs nationally has increased 29% since 2013."

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