The State Health Care Spending Project is an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. We help policymakers better understand how much states spend on health care, how this amount is changing over time, and how states can manage costs while improving health outcomes.
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The report, "State Employee Health Plan Spending: An examination of premiums, cost drivers and policy approaches," found that paying for employee health insurance is second only to Medicaid as a portion of states’ overall health care spending. Read More
Comparing composite per-employee premiums captures both differences in the overall cost of health care per person and the impact of differences in the average household size per employee.†The average total per-employee per-month premium for coverage of employees and dependents was $963 in 2013. States paid $808 (84 percent) of the total, on average, and employees covered the remaining $155 (16... Read More