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Issues 2020: Private Health Insurance Saves Americans Money

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By Chris Pope
The Manhattan Institute, Aug. 1, 2019

Health insurance is expensive because spending on hospital and physician services is high. Insurers are unpopular because they bear the main responsibility for controlling this spending—but in doing so, they save consumers money and focus resources toward better care. A comparison of plan options under Medicare can quantify the value added by private insurance management. Private plans reduce costs by about 10%, allowing them to provide more than $1,000 in extra health services to each Medicare enrollee every year. Click here to read more.

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