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Cost shifting due to low medicare reinbursements 4 3.03%
Aging population that simply needs more care 12 9.09%
Insurance paperwork 9 6.82%
Demand for more technology and treatments 23 17.42%
End of life issues (i.e. pumping money into lost causes) 18 13.64%
Lack of market forces (i.e. consumers price shopping) 17 12.88%
Uninsured not paying their bills 12 9.09%
Excessive use of emergency rooms for treatments 9 6.82%
Malpractice insurance 8 6.06%
Not using enough information tech. (i.e. eliminating paper medical records) 2 1.52%
People being fat, smoking, and other lifestyle choices 4 3.03%
Fraud 1 0.76%
Drug Companies (Excessive Profits) 2 1.52%
Lack of price controls 1 0.76%
Fragmented delivery and payment systems 1 0.76%
Increased medical utilization 2 1.52%
Poor-quality health care as underuse, overuse, misuse, and waste of medical services 3 2.27%
General Cost Shifting (you paying for other stuff that isnt related to your care) 3 2.27%
Unnecessary tests and procedures driven by fear of litigation 0 0%
Unnecessary tests and procedures to milk insurance 1 0.76%
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Re: What do you think are the biggest reasons for health care cost increases
Old 09-29-2006, 07:36 PM   #21
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Re: What do you think are the biggest reasons for health care cost increases

I was looking for somehting funny to put in here. I just found this. Read it a second time and realized it was not a joke.

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