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Health Costs

Arizona is a state with relatively low per-person healthcare costs when compared to the nation as a whole. Some sources indicate that, on average, 10% of Americans’ incomes are spent on healthcare. For Arizona businesses, these lower per-person costs result in lower costs for employee healthcare. While this is positive for business, it may also be an indicator of Arizonans’ reluctance to pay for healthcare or their lack of sufficient income to easily afford healthcare. Even for those with insurance, cost is a factor, since deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses affect their decision whether to seek medical treatment or to live with injuries, sickness, and other medical conditions.

Relative Cost of Arizona Healthcare is measured in two ways: (1) Arizona’s spending per capita on healthcare (i.e., the total amount of spending on healthcare in Arizona, divided by the total population); and (2) the percentage of Arizonans who reported they did not seek medical treatment in the past year due to cost, as compared to the nation as a whole.

Arizonans’ health spending per capita data are updated annually and are available for the following localities:

  • Nation
  • States

Data on the percentage of Arizonans who reported they did not seek medical treatment in the past year due to cost are updated annually and are available for the following localities:

  • Nation
  • States
  • Counties

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Health and Well-Being Data Profile

Download these consolidated reports to get a “snapshot in time” of the data we’ve collected on our shared priorities. These reports cover all 15 of Arizona’s counties as well as urban areas and demographic subgroups. Each profile features information and data visualizations that Arizonans can use to better understand and impact their communities.
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