Disability and Health Healthcare Cost Data
- In 2006, disability-associated health care expenditures accounted for 26.7% of all health care expenditures for adults residing in the United States and totaled $397.8 billion, with state expenditures ranging from $598 million in Wyoming to $40.1 billion in New York. Of the national total:
- Medicare paid $118.9 billion.
- Medicaid paid $161.1 billion.
- Non-public sources paid $117.8 billion.
- In part, the magnitude of disability-associated health care expenditures stemmed from the high prevalence of disability among the adult population, with 18.2% of all adults reporting a limitation in some way in at least one activity because of physical, mental, or emotional problems.
For information on your state’s total disability-associated healthcare expenditures, please review your state’s profile.
Page last reviewed: September 9, 2019