During 2020, prices paid to hospitals by employers and private insurers for both inpatient and outpatient services averaged 224 percent of what Medicare would have paid for the same services. Prices among states varied widely.
May 17, 2022
Health care systems may be financed in various ways, including through government funding, taxation, out-of-pocket payments, private insurance, and donations or voluntary aid. RAND research explores the effects of corporate and government health care financing policies on such groups as patients, businesses, hospitals, and physician-providers.