Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Health Insurance Premiums Continue Upward Trend

Source: Congressional Budget Office

Private Health Insurance Premiums and Rate Reviews (PDF)

Health insurance premiums have been trending up, while the value of coverage has trended down. Available data indicate that both administrative and medical costs continue to rise, but the rate of
growth in these expenses slowed between 2008 and 2009. The data also suggest that the rise in medical costs is primarily attributable to the price of services, not increased utilization. 


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