Again the chart you quoted is per capita personal expenditure. It leaves out the full bill. Basically how much a person spend on healthcare.
It leaves out care of course someone who skipped on a ER bill and of course someone who had the bill paid for by insurance. It does contemplate copays and the premiums.
in the same PDF page down and you see the total public expenditures.
The total expenditure from the 19-44 demographic to the 50+ demographic is almost 10 times in total cost.
The 281 amount you calculated is incorrect because it is using out of pocket expenses. The ratio of out of pocket expenses would lead to a 281 amount. But it doesnt count all the other monies paid by insurance, public and private entities.
The cost of heath care abruptly rises after 45 then takes off. If you use the 600 dollar amount a 19 year old should be paying about 1/10 the amount.
There's a lot of numbers there. I thought I found the right thing. What I showed says "Personal Health Care Spending by Age Group and Source of Payment, Calendar Year 2004". How is that not, as you say, "how much a person (spent) on healthcare"? That seems to me exactly what it is. Explain.
How do you know it leaves off the full bill? Where does it specify that please?
How do you know it leaves off those who skip out on ER bills? Perhaps they had age data and included the costs there? Where does it say what you are saying? Where's your information from please?
I'm not saying you are not correct, but if you are--and I don't know that--I'd like for you to show me why you are correct, if you do not mind. I was just looking for some stats. If you have better info easily referenced, I'd appreciate seeing that.
How do you know that the total per capita doesn't include copays and premiums. I myself would have though it didn't include premiums but I'd have though copays were included as that seems a part of the direct healthcare expense. Though I know I don't know that. How do you know what you say you know? Where does it say that?
Total costs says only one thing, what total costs were. I would think you would want to know at least also what is the population size of each group in order to determine the per capita expenses so that you could judge if individuals were paying for their share of benefits received.
And, again, what I thought I posted as a list of the per capita expenses by age. How is that then not what was spent? If you've other information, please back up your ascensions. I'm not saying that to be a douche. I would simply like to understand what you are talking about. Thanx.