Economics of Health Care
At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, we strive to provide affordable health care to all Illinois residents. As a consumer, it’s important for you to know what your insurance pays for and what medical services and procedures actually cost.
With this in mind, we’ve created a new series, Economics of Health Care.
Growth in medical care costs is projected to outpace inflation and increases in employee earnings. But what costs are rising the fastest, and why? Find out what's driving the increasing cost of health care.
The rising costs of health care are creating an unsustainable burden on consumers, employers and the government. But what things cost the most? Find out how your health insurance premium dollars are being spent.
There are small steps each of us can take to address the rising costs of health care. Learn some of the ways each of us can maximize our health care dollars.