You can look at the cost of health care from several perspectives.
There is the basic cost of care driven by prices and utilization. There is the premium you pay and there are your out-of-pocket costs. 192 more words
The basic Medicare Part B premium today is $104.90. Under normal circumstances it would rise to $120.70 in 2016. I say normal circumstances, but since when is a 15% increase in Medicare premiums normal? 244 more words
Excerpt from Kaiser Health News
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An analysis of per capita health care spending in 2013 for people with diabetes found average costs were $14,999, roughly $10,000 higher than the average $4,305 in per capita spending for people without the disease.The study by the Health Care Cost Institute examined the health care claims of nearly 40 million individuals younger than age 65 who had employer-sponsored insurance with one of three large insurers.
Sometimes I find myself sitting around and thinking You know, this situation is pretty fucked up. I was thinking that after yesterday’s mass shooting. Which by the most commonly used definition of the term wasn’t actually a mass shooting. 977 more words