Tag: healthcare costs

Healthcare Paperwork In US Cost $812 Billion in 2017, 4 Times More Per Capita Than Canada

A study published today (January 6) in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that health care bureaucracy cost Americans $812 billion in 2017. This represented more than one-third (34.2%) of total expenditures for doctor visits, hospitals, long-term care and health insurance. The study estimated that…

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Cost of Prescription Drugs Increases 9.5% Annually, Coordinated by Industry

Scripps Research analyzed pharmacy insurance claims from over 35 million Americans, finding ‘continual, marked, annual increases’ of popular brand-name drugs, with price jumps often timed with competitors. After reviewing tens of millions of insurance claims for the country’s 49 most popular brand-name prescription drugs, a…

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