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FAQs About Benefits—Health Spending and Insurance Issues

Is the average American spending a growing amount on health?

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Spending on Health Care by Age, 2006

Income After TaxesSpending on Health CareHealth Care as Percentage of Income
Under 25 $28,535 $ 706 2.5%
25-34 55,676 1,652 3.0
35-44 72,445 2,284 3.2
45-54 73,683 2,757 3.7
55-64 60,894 3,556 5.8
65-74 44,304 4,379 9.9
75+ 28,850 4,282 14.8
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, http://www.bls.gov/cex/


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