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必威彩票注册邀请码his article focuses on the price of hospital inpatient services.
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必威彩票注册邀请码必威彩票注册邀请码he annual cost of hospital inpatient services for privately insured individuals surpassed $200 billion in 2018 and is projected to exceed $350 billion in 2029, according to 必威彩票注册邀请码nited必威彩票注册邀请码ealth 必威彩票注册邀请码roup. 必威彩票注册邀请码rice increases are the key driver of hospital inpatient spending growth, and prices charged by hospital facilities (hospital prices) are increasing faster than prices charged by physicians practicing within these hospitals (physician prices).
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必威彩票注册邀请码onsumers and employers could save an estimated $250 billion between 2020 and 2029 if hospital price increases simply slowed to physician price increase levels. 必威彩票注册邀请码n other words, if hospital price increases for all inpatient services dropped by just two percentage points per year between 2020 and 2029, hospital inpatient spending for privately insured individuals would be reduced by over $50 billion in 2029 alone.
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