Report: For privately insured Americans, doctors, surgery, drugs cost more in 2010
Higher prices for visits to doctors, surgery, and drugs were the main cause of higher health-care costs for privately insured Americans in 2010, when overall utilization of health-care services was down, a report by the Health Care Cost Institute in Washington, said Monday.
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#1 May 25, 2012
-too few consumers know the price for their health care
Not only can this lead to frivilous or excessive use it allows to the medical care industry or the medical insurance to go unchallenged. As much as a hospital or doctor might complain there is still alot of wink wink between insurers and providers including horse trading. This why you have a hundred dollar aspirin or a 300-500% markup on supplies already costing thousands of dollars for the providers and not the suppliers.
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