2013 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report
The 2013 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report tracks changes in health care prices, utilization, and spending for people younger than 65 covered by employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI).
The 2013 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report shows that spending per privately insured grew 3.9% in 2013, as falling utilization offset rising prices.
Key Findings from this Report
- Health care spending averaged $4,864 per enrollee in 2013, up $183 from the year before.
- Consumers spent an average of $800 per person out-of-pocket—a 4 percent increase over 2012.
- Out-of-pocket spending for young women ages 19-25 remained flat.
- Use of brand prescription drugs, inpatient admissions, and outpatient services declined in 2013. Average prices increased for all three categories, and at higher rates than in 2012.
- Antidepressants dominated generic prescription drug use, accounting for over 10 percent of all generic drugs used in 2013.