Healthcare affordability has been a hot topic among lawmakers, stakeholders, and the public across the nation. And, one thing is clear – we need to address health care affordability together.
Brian Tabor, president of the Indiana Hospital Association, released a statement to the media and state leaders regarding hospital efforts to focus on health care costs in Indiana.
Health insurance premiums in Indiana for family coverage were below the national average in 2021 and were also in line with neighboring states, according to the latest data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Indiana premiums remain in line with neighboring states. Indiana was in the middle of the pack, lower than West Virginia ($23,384), Missouri ($21,827), Kentucky ($21,531), and Minnesota ($21,327) and only slightly higher than Wisconsin ($21,166), Ohio ($21,102), Illinois ($20,878), Iowa ($20,567) and Michigan ($20,142) in 2021.
“Indiana hospitals are leaders in lowering costs while improving the state’s health,” said Tabor. “However, until all stakeholders are at the table, these efforts will always fall short. We must stop oversimplifying the causes and engage in honest, inclusive discussions without the threat of legislative rate-setting or appealing to outdated studies.”