In the United States, the cost of care is continuing to rise. 43% of working-age adults did not have stable health insurance coverage last year, and 25% of adults with "adequate coverage" reported trouble paying medical bills in 2020, according to the Commonwealth Fund.


Speaking at a virtual event on health care costs hosted by Axios, OptumHealth Chief Executive Officer Dr. Wyatt Decker discussed opportunities to improve affordability by reducing health care cost trends and reducing out-of-pocket expenses for consumers.


A Conversation with Dr. Decker 

UnitedHealth Group sponsored a virtual event hosted by Axios on Friday, Jan. 15, about policy solutions to improve health care affordability and reduce per-person spending. Watch the replay. 

Solutions to Improve Health Care Affordability and Reduce Costs

Read the Q&A below to learn more about issues and solutions Dr. Decker discussed with Axios Vice President of Communications Yolanda Taylor Brignoni. 


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