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  • How Does Medical Inflation Compare to Inflation in the Rest of the Economy?

    Prices for medical services typically rise more quickly than the broader economy, but the reverse has been true recently as general inflation rose rapidly. This analysis finds that overall prices grew by 6% in February 2023 from the previous year, while prices for medical care increased only 2.3%.

  • Health Insurer Financial Performance in 2021

    Using health insurer financial data for 2021, we find that Medicare Advantage insurers reported gross margins that were at least twice as high as those reported by insurers in the individual/non-group, fully-insured group/employer, and Medicaid managed care markets. The four markets report similar simple medical-loss-ratios.

  • The Estimated Value of Tax Exemption for Nonprofit Hospitals Was About $28 Billion in 2020

    This data note estimates that the value of tax exemption for nonprofit hospitals was $28 billion in 2020. This amount exceeds estimated charity care costs among nonprofit hospitals in 2020 ($16 billion), though charity care represents only a portion of the community benefits reported by nonprofit hospitals.

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