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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Quality of Employer-sponsored Health Insurance is Declining

Quality of Employer-Sponsored Insurance Is Declining, Placing Workers at Risk for Catastrophic Costs  In addition to rising premiums, many workers have experienced increased out-of-pocket costs and decreased options for in-network health care providers, doctors and hospitals. One study found that the percentage of working-age adults with insurance through their job who were underinsured—meaning they face […]

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Fewer Employers are Providing Insurance than in the Past

Fewer Employers Are Providing Insurance Than in the Past  Higher premiums are a key reason that smaller businesses are less likely to provide insurance. A study found that more than 95 percent of employers with 100 or more employees offered coverage in 2015, a rate that has remained consistent for over a decade [Figure 28]. […]

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Employer-based Health Insurance is Expensive and Shrinking

Employer-based Insurance is Expensive and Shrinking  Employee-Paid Premiums are Rising  Premiums continue to rise rapidly for employer-sponsored insurance, creating challenges for both employees and employers. Even when employers contribute the same percentage to their employees’ health insurance premiums year after year, rising premiums mean that workers’ paychecks continue to shrink. A recent survey found that […]

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People in the US Pay the Highest Health-related Taxes in the World

Americans Currently Pay the Highest Health-related Taxes in the World Americans pay the world’s highest health-related taxes. Yet many perceive that US health care financing system is predominantly private, in contrast to the universal tax-funded health care systems in nations such as Canada, France, or the United Kingdom. By 2024, government expenditures in the United […]

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