Uninsured Hospitalizations Grow More Costly

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reports today that the costs of hospital stays for people without health insurance has continued to rise steadily since 1997 even though they make up a relatively constant 4.5-5 percent of all hospitalizations.

The cost of hospital stays for the uninsured has risen from $18.7 billion in 2000 to $21 billion in 2001, $26 billion in 2002, and $29 billion in 2003.

Read the full AHRQ report.

Published in: on May 30, 2006 at 9:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

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