Skip to comments.Minnesota health plans see increased costs in 2012
Posted on 04/02/2013 5:32:46 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
Health care spending in Minnesota is on the rise again.
Per-person spending by the state's nonprofit health insurance companies on medical care during 2012 rose 5.1 percent from the previous year, according data released Monday, April 1, by the Minnesota Council of Health Plans.
That was a significant jump compared with the rate of medical cost inflation during 2010 and 2011, according to the St. Paul-based trade group.
In 2011, for example, the annual increase in per-person spending was 0.4 percent -- likely because some patients delayed elective procedures during the slow economic recovery, experts say.
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Study: Health overhaul to raise claims cost 32 percent http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HEALTH_OVERHAUL_COSTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-03-26-13-32-38
CBO ups health care cost projections http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/37081.html
Annual Medicare Fraud: $60 Billion; Annual Profits of Top Ten Insurance Companies: $8 billion http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/10/post_145.asp
“make it hurt”
It’s almost like healthcare costs go up and up every year. I wonder it it’s a trend.
Mustn’t blame Obamacare.
Surprise, surprise . . . .