The 2007-2011 Vermont Health Care Cost and Utilization Report compares national and Vermont health care trends for the privately insured.


Executive Summary

The 2007-2011 Vermont Health Care Cost and Utilization Report compares national and Vermont health care trends for the privately insured.

The report finds that Vermonters with employer sponsored health insurance spent less on health care but their spending grew faster than the national average.

The report was prepared in cooperation with the Green Mountain Care Board.

Key Findings from this Report

  • Medical and prescription spending, combined, was about $4,408 per employer-covered Vermonter compared to $4,520 per capita nationally in 2011.
  • Vermonters spent about $138 less on their health care out of pocket compared to the average American with employer-sponsored insurance.
  • In most years of the study, Vermonter young adults (ages 19-25) spent more on health care than the national average for young adults with employer-sponsored insurance.
  • Spending for inpatient care and outpatient visits in Vermont comprised 33 percent of health care spending for Vermonters with ESI, compared to 38 percent nationally.