Insurance in general is a complicated subject with many ever-changing parts. Health insurance is one of the most popular (if not the most popular) types of insurance in America today and directly affects the life of every person in this country. In the infographic below, you will find some not so well known statistics and facts about health insurance and healthcare today.
SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS
The U.S. spent 2.47 trillion dollars on health care in 2009 and it is being projected that it will spend 4.5 trillion dollars on health care in 2019.
41% of working age Americans either have medical bill problems or are currently paying off medical debt. Medical bills are a major factor in more that 60% of the personal bankruptcies in the United States. Of those, 75% of them involved individuals that actually DID have health insurance.
Over the last decade, the number of Americans without health insurance has risen from about 28 million to about 52 million. Today, 18% of Americans are uninsured.
Women pay approximately 30% more for health insurance.