Even if you have what you might think of as good health insurance, your next hospital stay could cost you more than $1,000 out of your own pocket.
And that amount has gone up sharply in recent years – a rise of more than 37 percent just for straightforward hospital stays for common conditions.
Those striking statistics come from the first published analysis of actual out-of-pocket spending by people with private health insurance, most of it provided by employers. It’s appearing today in the JAMA Internal Medicine, and being presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Boston.
Read more at the University of Michigan Health System
Learn more about costs at the National Conference of State Legislatures Act Now