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Figure: Percent Distribution of Source of Payment for Total Health Care Expenses for Children under 18

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Almost $13 Billion Is Paid Out of Pocket for Children's Health Care

Pie chart shows percent distribution of source of payment for total health care expenses for children under 18: Total expenditures: $62.2 billion; Private insurance: 55.0%; Out of pocket: 20.5%; Medicaid: 19.4%; Other: 5.1%.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

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