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Doctor's office among the bottom spenders, more than 50 percent of expenses are going toward ambulatory events such as office visits, outpatient visits or emergency care. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Here’s a top 1 percent you don’t want to be a part of: health care spenders. According to a new brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in 2017, the top 1 percent of spenders accounted for 22 percent of health care expenses. Meanwhile, the bottom 50 percent accounted for just 3 percent of health care spending–and 15 percent of the population had no health care expenditures.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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