Direct Spending on Healthcare
The typical non-elderly single person in better health with individual market or exchange coverage spends $5,200 per year (20% of their $26,025 income) on health. This includes $1,650 (6% of their income) in out-of-pocket health spending, $1,850 (7% of their income) in health insurance premiums, and approximately $1,700 (7% 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 $750 in Medicare payroll taxes, not shown in the chart above.