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In the Past Ten Years, Workers’ Health Insurance Premiums Have Grown Much Faster Than Wages

For a worker in the U.S. who benefits from health insurance at the workplace, the annual family premium will average $ 21,342 this year, according to the 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The first chart illustrates the growth of the premium shares split by employer and employee contributions. Over ten… Read More »

Out-of-network providers charge significantly more than the commercial price for COVID-19 tests

Out-of-network providers charged significantly more money for both diagnostic and antibody COVID-19 tests, according to a survey from America’s Health Insurance Plans. The survey of AHIP member health plans was performed during July to gather information on prices charged by out-of-network providers for diagnostic and antibody tests for COVID-19. It received 22 responses, totaling 67%… Read More »

Coronavirus: Old and obese ‘at more risk’ than cancer patients

Obesity is the biggest ‘chronic’ risk factor for coronavirus hospitalizations, largest US study of COVID-19 finds Two New York University studies earmarked age, obesity as biggest risk factors Researchers found almost half (46 per cent) of patients were aged 65 or over Those under 60 twice as likely to need hospital care or ventilator if… Read More »