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Key Factors Affecting Rising Health Care Costs

Ever wondered why health care costs increase? We have the answers.


For an explanation of rising health care costs, click on each of the following links to learn more about the  impact of rising costs, and what you can do to help lower health care costs.


Consumers are seeking more care 


More care may not mean better quality of care. Understanding that more is not always better can help you manage health care costs and ensure the care you receive is measured in quality not quantity. Read more…


Obesity - A weighty concern


A growing waistline fuels higher health care costs. Obesity is a major contributor for many different health problems, which can be attributed to expensive medical costs. Read more… 


Drugs - The price of popping pills 


Prescription drug usage is on the rise. As drug use increases, so do costs. Being aware of your options when taking prescription medications can make you a better health care consumer. Read more…


Medical technology 


New tests and procedures can help improve the quality of you care receive, but they typically come with a higher price tag. Learning when new technology is necessary and when it is not is critical to keeping more in your pocket. Read more… 

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