Skip Navigation Archive: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Archive: Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
Archive print banner

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

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to for current information.

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.

Return to Press Release


The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.


AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care