Thursday, December 28, 2017

CT spends more on healthcare per capita than other Americans, but less as a percent of total spending

While average per capita healthcare service spending by Connecticut residents at $7,509 was the 13th highest among states last year, at 15.4% of total consumption, we were below the US average, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Connecticut residents’ average healthcare service spending was the lowest in New England. Total per capita personal consumption in Connecticut averaged $48,497, fourth highest among states. As for most Americans, last year Connecticut residents spent more on healthcare services than gasoline and other energy goods or off-premises food and beverages, but less than on housing and utilities.