Wide variation in what private insurers pay hospitals, but it’s still more than Medicare

Aug 2020
Emily Paffhausen

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A new study states that private insurers may be paying 37.4% more than Medicare. However, it depends on who the insurer is. “Private health care insurers pay at least 25% more for the same hospital services than Medicare, according to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).”

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