For the first time, researchers show how much patients with private insurance actually pay for hospital stays. Out-of-pocket costs are high and rising fast for many plans, even those considered “good” insurance.
Emily Adrion is a research fellow at the University of Michigan medical school. She and her team looked at the rising out-of-pocket costs for people with private insurance.
Costs are rising in two main areas: deductibles and co-insurance.
To begin with deductibles, Adrion said they rose by around 86% between 2009 and 2013.