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8/12/2019 Confronting the High Cost of Hospital Prices

The 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 UnitedHealth Group.

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7/22/2019 The High Cost of Avoidable Hospital Emergency Department Visits

Health care spending in the United States is expected to grow from $3.5 trillion in 2017 to $6 trillion by 2027, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. As a result, the health share of GDP is expected to reach nearly 20 percent.

5/30/2019 Study: Many Americans Say They Are More Likely to Participate in a Fitness Routine if Given Opportunity to Socialize, Earn Financial Incentives

More than two-thirds of Americans say an incentive of as little as $2 per day would motivate them to devote at least an hour each day toward improving their health, while nearly 60 percent of people say they would be more likely to participate in a fitness routine if the program offered an opportunity to socialize or make friends, according to a new nationwide survey.

5/16/2019 UnitedHealth Group Brief Reveals Key Drivers of Health Care Premium Increases

Prescription drugs, outpatient services, and taxes on health insurance are key drivers of premium increases, according to a recently released UnitedHealth Group brief.

5/15/2019 Increases in Home-Based Health Services Provide More Care Options for Seniors, According to New Report

Data released by the United Health Foundation’s 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report reveal there are 550,000 more home health care workers than last year – a 21 percent rate increase per 1,000 adults age 75 and older.

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5/15/2019 America’s Health Rankings Reports Increasing Availability of Home-Based Care for Seniors

Seniors have increasing access to home-based care and support services that may help them continue to live at home, according to the 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report.

3/8/2019 Out-of-Network Emergency Physicians Increase Health Care Prices for Consumers by $6 Billion Each Year

Individuals with private health coverage in the United States who seek emergency care from in-network hospital emergency departments (EDs) are often treated by out-of-network (OON) emergency physicians.

3/5/2019 High-Performing Physicians Can Save Consumers Over $700 Billion in Health Care Costs

A new UnitedHealth Group report reveals that expanding access to high-value physicians who deliver quality care at lower costs could drive significant health care system savings.

1/9/2019 Engagement in Well-being Programs Strongly Linked to Greater Employee Loyalty, According to Optum Study

Employees who actively participate in employer-sponsored health and wellness programs are much more likely to be proud to work for their employer and promote their company to others as a great place to work, according to Optum research released today.

12/12/2018 Our Nation’s Health: Obesity Rate at All-Time High; Childhood Poverty Continues to Decline

The nation’s obesity rate has reached the highest-ever level this year, according to the United Health Foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report.