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Growth in hospital prices and payments outpaced growth in physician prices and payments from 2007 through 2014

Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices

Efforts to reduce health care spending should focus on hospital prices
Medicare patients with multiple sclerosis face increasing out-of-pocket costs for disease-modifying therapies

Medicare Patients With MS Face Higher Out-of-Pocket Rx Costs

Projected cumulative out-of-pocket spending for disease-modifying therapies for 2019 was $6,894
A considerable proportion of nonelderly adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease have financial hardship from medical bills

Financial Hardship From Medical Bills Common in ASCVD

Uninsured, low-income adults have highest burden of financial hardship from medical bills
In 2017

Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017

Spending per person increased 4.2 percent from 2016 to 2017; utilization increased 0.5 percent
In a drug industry first

Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads

Drug list prices, typical out-of-pocket costs will appear on screen at end of commercials
Cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills versus patients without a cancer history

Cancer Survivors Face Hardship Over Medical Bills

Hardships greatest among younger cancer survivors versus patients without cancer history
The soaring cost of insulin will be investigated as the U.S. Congress holds hearings into the high cost of prescription drugs

Large Insulin Price Hike to Be Investigated by U.S. Congress

Currently, there is no effective generic alternative to brand-name insulin
The average annual cost of inpatient hospitalizations for firearm injury exceeded $911 million from 2010 to 2015

Gun Injury Hospitalization Cost Over $911 Million 2010 to 2015

Average cost of hospitalization was $32,700 per patient; about 10 percent due to readmissions
Some Americans with type 1 diabetes have cut back on their insulin usage as the cost of the drug nearly doubled over a five-year period.

Insulin Price More Than Doubled in the United States

Insulin spending rose from about $2,900 in 2012 to about $5,700 in 2016
The difference in health spending between the United States and other countries is still explained by health care prices

Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending

Health care prices explain difference in spending between United States and other countries