All Topics


USA Today: Fact check: False claim that COVID-19 vaccine isn't effective because you're not charged for it

HCCI's research on insulin prices was featured in a USA Today article on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.  From the article: "Insulin prices nearly doubled in the U.S from 2012 to 2016, a 2019 report by the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute found." Fact check: False claim links COVID-19 vaccine's price, effectiveness Even though almost all COVID-19 deaths are occurring among unvaccinated p...

Continue reading

USA Today: A National System to Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccines has Largely Failed as States Rely on Their Own Systems

HCCI's President and CEO Niall Brennan was quoted in a USA Today article on failures of the federal COVID-19 vaccination system. From the article: "'They literally thought their job stopped with vaccine development,' said Niall Brennan, CEO of the Health Care Cost Institute and former chief data officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 'No, your job stops when the...

Continue reading

USA Today: 'Really astonishing': Average cost of hospital ER visit surges 176% in a decade, report says

​HCCI research presented at this year's AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting on emergency room spending was recently featured in a story in USA today.  From the article:  "Hospital emergency rooms are more likely to charge pricier levels of care than a decade ago, generating bigger bills that consumers increasingly must pay with their own money, according to a new report. The nonprofit ...

Continue reading