Study: Rising Prices Drove Higher Spending Among Commercially Insured

Rising prices meant higher health spending for patients with insurance through a job in 2010 even as demand for medical care stagnated, according to the first report generated from a trove of claims data from private insurers.

Rising prices meant higher health spending for patients with insurance through a job in 2010 even as demand for medical care stagnated, according to the first report generated from a trove of claims data from private insurers.

The report, which analyzed what insurers and households paid for medical care from 2007 to 2010, was released by the Health Care Cost Institute, a not-for-profit with access to insurance claims from Kaiser Permanente, Aetna, Humana and United Healthcare. The project was launched last year.

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Source: ModernHealthcare.com