Who are the chronically costly? Health care’s 1% The costliest 1% of patients consume one-fifth of all health care spending in the U.S., according to federal data. Health systems are trying to reduce the imbalance. By Doug Trapp, amednews staff. Posted March 5, 2012 Advertisements Share this:FacebookPocketBe Well Insurance Solutions BlTwitterLinkedInTumblrEmailGooglePinterestRedditPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.