Healthcare costs are growing at an unsustainable rate as a result of rising prices for prescription drugs and medical services, provider consolidation, patients receiving care in inappropriate, higher cost settings, and waste, fraud and abuse.
Examples of this include:
- Hospitals charging over $1,800 for ear piercings or needlessly discarding unused medical supplies 1
- An emergency room charging a father $629 for his daughter to receive a Band-Aid 2
- The price of EpiPens going up more than 500 percent from $94 in 2007 to $608 last year 3
- Americans pay higher prices than other countries but do not have better health outcomes 4
Our country’s rising cost-of-care is getting uncontrollably out of hand. It’s time we demand more from our healthcare system and work together to find real solutions that lower healthcare costs for all Americans.