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Nov
22

Health Payer Intelligence: Deductibles, Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Spending Rose 3% in 2015

By: Vera Gruessner  Healthcare spending within the private health insurance market has grown 4.6 percent in 2015, according to a press release from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). This type of growth in spending is higher than in recent years. For instance, healthcare spending in 2014 saw a 2.6 percent rise while 2013 spending increased by 3 percent. The HCCI study, called the 2015 Hea...
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Sep
14

Washington Post: How companies are quietly changing your health plan to make you pay more

 By: Carolyn Johnson While politicians have been embroiled in a fiery debate over President Obama's signature health-care law, a quiet but profound shift is fundamentally reshaping how health insurance works for the roughly 155 million Americans who receive coverage through their employers. A national survey of employer health benefits released Wednesday shows how much deductibles — the healt...
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Sep
13

CNBC: High-deductible plans tied to lower health use, higher out-of-pocket spending

By: Dan Mangan Your less expensive health insurance plan could cost you — even if you use less health care. People in so-called consumer-driven health plans tend to use fewer medical services than people with other types of coverage, a new study finds. But they also tend to spend substantially more out of their own pocket at the same time, both in dollar terms and as a share of their overall healt...
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Jun
20

Kaiser Health News: As Childhood Diabetes Rates Rise, So Do Costs — And Families Feel the Pinch

 By: Carmen Heredia Rodriguez  Childhood diabetes rates are on the rise, and a report released Monday pointed to the impact that the cost of their care could have on families — even those who have employer-sponsored health insurance. The study , conducted by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), found that children as old as 18 with diabetes who were insured through an employer-sponsore...
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Jun
20

Star Tribune: The dollars pile up with diabetes

By: Christopher Snowbeck  Per capita spending on patients with diabetes hit $16,021 in 2014, which was an increase of about 6 percent or $897 from the previous year, according to a report released Monday. The average person in an employer plan during 2014, meanwhile, wracked up $4,396 in medical spending, which was up 3 percent compared with the previous year. The numbers come from the Health...
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