Indiana hospital care: Employers and workers paid $2 billion above the national average
New analysis shows that $1.6 billion would have come from 30 non-profit hospitals – and employer groups are now urging state lawmakers to take legislative action.
By Alan Goforth | March 30, 2023
Indiana employers and workers paid more than $2 billion above the national average for hospital care in 2020.
“Indiana’s hospital prices are among the highest in the country and are driven in part by high levels of provider concentration, which makes it difficult for these prices to come down to more reasonable levels without policy intervention,” said Chris Whaley, Ph.D., a RAND Corp. economist, who assisted the Employers’ Forum of Indiana in its analysis of their data.