- ~50% of the U.S. population accounted for only 3.1 percent of all expenditures
- 10 percent of the population hogged 63.6 percent of all health spending
- Top 5 percent of the population accounted for 47.5 percent of all spending, and
- Top 1 percent accounted for 20.2 percent.
While the average person incurred about $233 in costs in 2008 for health care services, those in the top half of spending cost insurers, the government, or themselves $7,317. The top 1 percent cost $76,476.
- >50% of the high spend group had high blood pressure
- > 1/3 had high cholesterol
- >1/4 had diabetes