Insurers Find Out-Of-Network Bills As Much As 1,400 Percent Higher

It’s common knowledge that consumers have to pay more money if they choose doctors or hospitals outside of their insurance plan’s network. But a new analysis prepared by the insurance industry seeks to show just how much more in each of the 50 states. Out-of-network providers charged patients on average 300 percent more than the […]

Report: Errors In Diagnosis Are Common And Will Take Teamwork To Fix

Almost every American will experience an error in diagnosis at some point in life. But the problem has taken a back seat to other patient safety concerns, an influential panel said in a report released Tuesday. The report from a blue-ribbon panel of the Institute of Medicine called for widespread changes in health care to […]

Health plan deductibles are growing seven times as fast as wages

As head of human resources for a Minnesota company with 1,600 employees that manufactures equipment for the mining industry, Scott Arndt saw the writing on the wall five years ago: Health insurance premiums were going to keep increasing by leaps and bounds unless his company, Superior Industries International, did something. Superior Industries is the largest […]

New Data Show Slow Health Care Cost Growth is Continuing

New data released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation show that premium growth in employer-sponsored coverage remained slow in 2015, extending the recent streak of unusually slow growth. Taken together with estimates of current trends in Medicare spending released this summer, these data suggest that underlying growth in per-enrollee health care costs remains low, even […]