The typical non-elderly single person in worse health with Medicaid coverage spends $600 per year (6% of their $9,464 income) on health.

Direct Spending on Healthcare

The typical non-elderly single person with Medicaid coverage spends $600 per year (6% of their $9,464 income) on health. This includes $350 (4% of their income) in out-of-pocket health spending, $0 (0% of their income) in health insurance premiums, and approximately $250 (3% 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 $150 in Medicare payroll taxes, not shown in the chart above.