Arizona Healthcare Dollars by Primary Market Segment, 2002–2010 (In Billions)
- Healthcare expeditures for the under-65 population are expected to more than double between 2002 and 2010. Increases are a function of both population growth and medical inflation.
- The individual coverage market segment is projected to grow most rapidly, largely due to the expectation of higher purchasing levels of individual coverage as employers continue to cover an ever-smaller proportion of Arizonans.
- Expenditures in the Medicaid and uninsured market segments reflect similar expectations that some individuals who have previously been covered through their employer lose that coverage and seek coverage through Medicaid or become uninsured.
- Health care expenditures shown do not include Behavioral Health Services, Long Term Care Services, or Dental Services. These figures do not include expenditures on services not covered under each segment’s respective insurance products.
- Medicaid figures do not include individuals who are also eligible for Medicare, as Medicare would be considered their “primary” source of health insurance coverage.
- Small employers are those employers who employ 50 or fewer employers. Remaining employers are classified as “large employers.”