Why Is Health Care So Expensive?

The increasing cost of health care is a complex issue that cannot be broken down into one simple explanation, however there are some widely agreed upon causes. These include uncompensated care (services that a hospital does not paid for), high deductible plans and improper utilization of health care services.

You can learn more about each of these topics and their impact on the cost of care below.

What Impacts the Cost of Care?

Consumers seek value from the health care they receive. Being aware of the many factors most traditionally cited as contributors to price variation may help you better understand which of them might affect the cost of care at a given hospital. Click here or on the image to the right for a visual representation on the variety of factors that influence price variation at health care facilities.