- Higher administrative costs
About a quarter of the healthcare total costs is due to high administrative costings. One example is the concern in the National Public Radio 2010 that the Duke University Hospital is billing 1300 clerks for only 900 beds. This only means that a large portion of your fee is allotted to hospitals’ administrative body.
- Higher and non negotiable prices of drugs
The US is not like any other developed country that negotiates or bids drug prices to manufacturers. One of the reasons is the creation of Medicare Part D by the Congress, prohibiting Medicare to negotiate drug prices they will get. This is a burden to insured individuals since they are forced to pay the amount of the drug prices without getting discounts.
- Effect of branding
People believe that no amount will constitute the betterment of your health. Hence, there are healthcare providers who hold the same principle by continually increasing the cost of healthcare for their branding. In short, prestige and popular medical institutions or brands can name the price they want.
- Specialist command higher pay and more mixed treatment
Health care specialists in the US preferred more advanced and mixed treatment, although the traditional and simple ways can be used to the patient. Accordingly, the US has three times more records on the use of mammograms, two and a half on MRI’s and about 31% more on Cesarean sections. In comparison to other developed countries, health care units in the United States also charged higher on bills.
- Running of several tests
Doctors are afraid to get sued on wrong diagnosis and prescription. That is why US doctors run several tests before finalizing the findings, even though they are already certain of the possible illness of the patient. Apart from being time-consuming, this method takes tons of money from your insurance.
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