Factors contributing to the health care cost problem
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Published by American Medical Association in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English


  • Health Care Costs -- United States,
  • Health Expenditures -- United States,
  • Medical care, cost -- United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementAmerican Medical Association.
ContributionsAmerican Medical Association.
LC ClassificationsRA410.53 .F32 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 27 p. :
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19694881M

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Many factors, particularly the use of expensive new diagnostic tests and treatments, contribute to the high cost of health care. Use of these new tests and treatments does not necessarily result in better health. In the United States, administrative costs, mostly related to private insurance, account for 20 to more than 30% of health care costs. Here are a summary of the contributing factors that affect the cost of health insurance: 1. Your Insurability: With group health insurance, the health of the entire group is taken into consideration in order to determine the cost. With an individual plan the health conditions of . The Factors Fueling Rising Health Care Costs , a report prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers on behalf of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), examines cost drivers in the health care marketplace and analyzes how health insurance premium dollars are being spent. In the United States, 19% of young people aged 2 to 19 years and 40% of adults have obesity, which can put them at risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. In addition, obesity costs the US health care system $ billion a year. Heart Disease and Stroke.

  The U.S. has the highest prices for health care by far, and it's crushing consumers. Here are 4 reasons behind the soaring costs that insurance companies don't want you to know. Disparities represent a lack of efficiency within the health care system and therefore account for unnecessary costs. According to a study by the Joint Center for Political and Economic studies, eliminating health disparities for minorities would have reduced direct medical care expenditures by $ billion between and What are the leading factors contributing to the increased cost of health care? Gary D. Helmbrecht, M.D. Annual spending on health care increased from $75 billion in to $ trillion in , and is estimated to reach $4 trillion in As a share of the economy, health. Although life has no price tag, the cost of health care as a worry can be eliminated if rules, regulations, policies, and procedures are implemented properly to constrain and manage health care cost. REFERENCES Antos, J. (). Medicare reform and fiscal reality. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, –