Nearly everyone who receives healthcare in the United States is at risk of receiving care that is so expensive it threatens their financial security.
This is not solely due to the design or generosity of insurance. Currently, clinicians and patients often have many options in developing care plans–not only in deciding what care is needed, but where and when it should be received. Two patients with the same needs, same insurance, and same market rates for services can bear significantly different financial burdens to achieve the same outcomes, all based on the decisions they make with their clinicians.
When people need health care they should trust that care will be as accessible and affordable as possible.
At Costs of Care, we are dedicated to cultivating change agents who will lead the creation of a more affordable and equitable health system.