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Cost arrow and disease While a lot will depend on whether and to what extent a second outbreak occurs,  a few key trends have emerged that will have major short-term impacts on health care spending and utilization.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, study after study has attempted to quantify the financial impact the outbreak will have on our health care system. Premiums will go up, unless they go down. Health care spending will increase, maybe? And hospital revenues are plummeting, despite packed ICUs.

Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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