Tag Archives: Costs

Opening Medicare to Americans aged 50 to 64 would cut their insurance costs, RAND finds

Opening Medicare to Americans aged 50 to 64 would lower healthcare premiums for the group, but also drive up costs for younger people who buy health insurance on exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Under most scenarios examined, the premium to buy into Medicare would be about… Read More »

Hospital-acquired sepsis cases drop, but treatment costs rise, report finds

Dive Brief: Healthcare consulting company Premier reported a 15% drop in hospital-associated sepsis cases among member hospitals over the past three years. But the news is not all good. Patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are 10% more likely to experience the worst kind, septic shock, raising the average per-case cost of treating the… Read More »

13 Holiday Drinking Mistakes You’ll Want to Avoid at All Costs

Playing drinking games Syda Productions/Shutterstock Not only will this quickly make you lose count of how much you’re drinking, playing a drinking game often leads to mixing different types of alcohol which could end up making you feel sick and definitely dealing with a hangover the next day. Just because it’s a drinking game doesn’t… Read More »

Consumers Don’t Know What They Don’t Know About Healthcare Costs

The saving rate in the U.S. ranks among the lowest in the world, in a country that rates among the richest nations. So imagine how well Americans save for healthcare? “Consumers are not disciplined about saving in general,” with saving for healthcare lagging behind other types of savings, Alegeus observes in the 2018 Alegeus Consumer Health &… Read More »