Americans Spent $30 Billion Out-of-Pocket on Complementary Health Approaches

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Americans spent $30.2 billion out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches

Federal analysis includes first-ever data on spending for children

Americans spent $30.2 billion―$28.3 billion for adults and $1.9 billion for children—out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches, according to a nationwide survey. These approaches include a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products such as herbal supplements, meditation, chiropractic, and yoga. This amount represents 9.2 percent of all out-of-pocket spending by Americans on health care and 1.1 percent of total health care spending.



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