A new explanation for why U.S. health care spending is so high
State insurance regulators might be able to solve the problem with this one weird trick (that hospitals hate).
One thing the researchers found is that private plan payments averaged more than 200 percent of Medicare payments for the same care at the same hospitals. (Chart: RAND)
Chapin White has come up with an explanation for why the United States spends so much more than the rest of the world on health care: private health plans pay wild prices for outpatient care.
White and colleagues have put data supporting that conclusion in a paper distributed by the RAND Corp.
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