High Quality Insurance Fails To Cover Up Hidden Hospital Bills: Study
In a new study it is found even quality health insurance come with hidden hospital bills.
Researchers said such costs rose to more than 37 percent over a period of five years and by 2013 over $1,000 was paid on average.
The hidden hospital costs included deductibles, patient co-pays and co-insurances, or else percentages of final costs.
Study author Emily Adrion said the uninsured or underinsured feels to face big hospitals bills and not those who have high-quality insurance.
Adrion is a research fellow with the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy. Her team analyzed data of 7.3 million hospital medical claims which were filed between 2009 and 2013.
Details of the finding are published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal.
A senior research professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., said insurance is a complicated instrument and yet it is very important too.
Lucia added, “Health insurance works for many until you actually have to use it… And that’s because there’s a very low level of health literacy among consumers.”
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