Ongoing Challenges with Hospital Price Transparency
This analysis examines transparency data currently shared by hospitals to comply with federal law and finds that they are messy, inconsistent and confusing, making it challenging if not impossible for patients or researchers to use them to compare prices. Many of these shortcomings stem from a lack of specificity in the requirements for what hospitals must report.
- Women’s Health Policy
Health Costs Associated with Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum Care
This analysis looks at the health care costs associated with pregnancy, including prenatal care, childbirth, and postpartum care. It finds women who give birth incur an extra $18,865 in total health care spending than other women. including $2,854 paid out-of-pocket.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19)
How Has Health Care Utilization Changed Since the Pandemic?
This chart collection examines the latest available data on how health services utilization has changed over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Early in the Pandemic, Private Insurers Paid Similarly for Common Telehealth and In-Person Claims
This analysis of 2020 claims data finds that as telehealth use surged as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the shift toward virtual physician and mental health care did not materially affect how much insurers paid for each patient encounter.
2022 Employer Health Benefits Survey
This 24th annual benchmark study finds workers at smaller firms on average pay nearly $2,000 more out of pocket toward family coverage than workers at larger firms. The report captures trends in deductibles and other plan details, and employers’ experiences with mental health and telemedicine.
National Health Spending Explorer
This interactive Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker tool allows users to examine five decades worth of data on health expenditures by federal and local governments, private insurers, and individuals.
Americans’ Challenges with Health Care Costs
This brief summarizes our recent polling on the public’s experiences with health care costs and the consequences of high costs on the uninsured and those with lower incomes.
How ACA Marketplace Premiums Are Changing by County in 2023
This analysis details how ACA marketplace premiums are changing from 2022 to 2023, and the impact of subsidies to make them more affordable.
California’s Medicaid Experiment Spends Money to Save Money — And Help the Homeless
A Progress Check on Hospital Price Transparency
Truly Random Drug Testing: ADHD Patients Face Uneven Urine Screens and, Sometimes, Stigma
Feds Move to Rein In Prior Authorization, a System That Harms and Frustrates Patients