Direct Spending on Healthcare
A non-elderly family of four with at least one member in worse health and a $30,000 income on Medicaid coverage spends $1,450 per year (4% of their $36,229 after tax income) on health. This includes $600 (2% of their income) in out-of-pocket health spending, $0 (0% of their income) in health insurance premiums, and approximately $850 (2% of their income) in state and federal taxes that fund health programs.
Additional Contributions by Employers
In this scenario, we estimate that the employer is contributing an additional $450 in Medicare payroll taxes, not shown in the chart above.