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How Does Inflation Affect Healthcare Services and Costs?

Inflation is driving up healthcare costs in the U.S., impacting consumers' ability to afford medical care and health insurance premiums. Click here for article.

  • Labor and Technology Costs: Healthcare costs rise as inflation increases wages for healthcare workers and the prices of high-tech medical equipment.

  • Administrative Expenses: Growing administrative costs contribute to higher healthcare expenses, often leading to increased out-of-pocket payments for policyholders.

  • Medication Pricing: Inflation pressures pharmaceutical companies to raise drug prices, affecting affordability and access for consumers.

  • Impact on Consumers: Many insured individuals struggle with affordability, often deferring necessary care or accumulating medical debt due to rising healthcare expenses.

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