LAYTON The United States spends 17.2 percent of its gross national product, or $2.8 trillion on healthcare.
Med-Certification, a provider of online medical career training and certification, broke down U.S. healthcare figures and found the cost of healthcare comes down to about $9,000 per person.
Of the $2.8 trillion total cost for U.S. healthcare $882 billion went to hospitals, $565 billion went to physicians, $263.3 billion went for prescription drugs and $76.4 million went for other professional services such as physical therapy, optometry or chiropractic care.
The federal government covered 26 percent of medical costs, with Medicaid covering $421.2 billion, Medicare cost $572.5 billion and $917 billion went to private health insurance companies.
Patients paid $328.2 billion in out-of-pocket costs on their health insurance plans.