In 2016, spending on nursing homes and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) totaled $162.7 billion. Spending on this sector in 2016 was 2.9% above the $158.1 billion spent on the sector in 2015. The spending growth rate has slowed from 3.7% between 2014 and 2015. Of the total $162.7 billion paid for nursing homes and CCRC services in 2016, 26.9% was paid out-of-pocket, and 66.0% was covered by health insurance. Medicare paid $37.5 billion, about 23.0% of the costs. Medicaid paid $50.0 billion, about 30.7% of the . . .