Out-of-Pocket Costs for Childbirth Increased More than 50% Since 2008 for Employer-Insured Women

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Childbirth Increased More than 50% Since 2008 for Employer-Insured Women “ANN ARBOR, Mich. – One of the most expensive parts of having a baby may involve the birth itself, a new Michigan Medicine study suggests. For some families, average out-of-pocket health care spending for maternity care – including the pregnancy, delivery and […]

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A Record 25% of U.S. Residents Put Off Treatment for a Serious Medical Condition Due to Cost, Up from 19% in 2018

A Record 25% of U.S. Residents Put Off Treatment for a Serious Medical Condition Due to Cost, Up from 19% in 2018 “More Americans Delaying Medical Treatment Due to Cost STORY HIGHLIGHTS A third of U.S. adults say their family couldn’t afford care in past year One in four say care was deferred for a serious medical […]

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Premiums for Families in CA are Over $20,000 Per Year, Equivalent to $10/hour for a Full-time Worker

Premiums for Families in CA are Over $20,000 Per Year, Equivalent to $10/hour for a Full-time Worker “Over the last ten years, the cost of job-based health coverage–premiums and annual deductibles–has climbed steeply in California, while wages for the typical worker haven’t grown at all after accounting for inflation. Premiums have grown substantially while typical wages […]

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Private Insurance Spending has Grown Much Faster than Medicare and Medicaid Spending

Private Insurance Spending has Grown Much Faster than Medicare and Medicaid Spending “Private insurance’s costs are skyrocketing” Reproduced from Kaiser Family Foundation; Chart: Axios Visuals “The cost of private health insurance is out of control, compared to Medicare and Medicaid. You see that clearly if you take a long-term view of recently released federal data […]

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Healthcare CEOs Have Highest Median Incomes at $14.9 million

Healthcare CEOs Have Highest Median Incomes at $14.9 million “Industry Comparison The healthcare sector, which includes traditional healthcare, insurance as well as biopharma companies, had the highest median CEO pay package among S&P 500 companies at $14.9 million, followed by industrial goods at $13.9 million. Utilities CEOs were awarded a median $9.3 million, the lowest […]

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Low Income Workers Spend a Higher % of Income on Insurance for Less Coverage than Middle and High Income Workers

Low Income Workers Spend a Higher % of Income on Insurance for Less Coverage than Middle and High Income Workers “..But compared to middle and upper-income employees, low-income workers are often offered less robust coverage, get less employer help with their premiums, and must pay a greater share of their income toward health care costs. […]

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25% of Healthcare Spending is Wasteful– $760-$935 Billion Annually

25% of Healthcare Spending is Wasteful– $760-$935 Billion Annually “Findings  The review yielded 71 estimates from 54 unique peer-reviewed publications, government-based reports, and reports from the gray literature. Computations yielded the following estimated ranges of total annual cost of waste: failure of care delivery, $102.4 billion to $165.7 billion; failure of care coordination, $27.2 billion to […]

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Public Healthcare Systems Show a Faster Decrease in Preventable Mortality than Healthcare Systems with Private Provision

Public Healthcare Systems Show a Faster Decrease in Preventable Mortality than Healthcare Systems with Private Provision “..RESULTS:   The results showed a clear decline in SDRs in all 22 health care systems between 2000 and 2014 although at different annual changes (slopes). Regression analysis showed that there was a significant difference among the slopes according to […]

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