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Doctor with piggy bank Between 2000 and 2012, the cost of inpatient hospital stays rose much faster for privately insured patients than Medicare enrollees. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A new analysis takes a look at the difference between what private health plans and Medicare pay for hospital stays.

The analysis, published by Thomas M. Selden in Health Affairs, examines the cost of hospital stays from 2000 to 2016.

Jack Craver



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