Rising health care costs will be the talk of 2023 and beyond as economists, business leaders, and industry experts warn that the wage, revenue, and supply-chain pressures that hammered the margins of hospitals and clinics during the pandemic are about to send health coverage and out-of-pocket medical costs sky high. Many think tanks and economists anticipate a seven percent increase in medical costs for next year while insurers predict that inflation will increase health benefit costs by about ten percent. What is causing this increase and how has the trend developed over the last decade? How is inflation likely to be experienced by both employers and enrollees? What can be done about it?
Join us as health policy experts give their views on these important questions.