The cost of medical care is increasing rapidly, but it’s a much smaller amount than you think.
The Kaiser Family Foundation is out with its annual report this week, and it found that the average annual cost of a doctor visit for the average American rose 6.7% from the previous year to $15,619 in 2015.
But the cost of health care overall rose 3.3% from $9,895 in 2014 to $13,664 in 2015, according to the Kaiser study.
That’s an increase of 11.4%.
That’s more than double the 3.2% increase in the cost to the U.S. economy.
The most important factor behind that price increase is that insurance companies have been offering more generous benefits than doctors.
For example, in 2015 doctors had to cover 80% of an average person’s medical expenses.
That means if you get a hip replacement in the next year, you can pay for the surgery with your health plan, and the rest of the costs will go to the insurance company.
The Kaiser report noted that even for people with the most expensive medical conditions, insurance companies are making that amount of money from their premiums.
And while some of that money is spent on treatments, other money is used to cover bills, such as bills for hospitalization and deductibles for prescriptions.
So while a doctor may be able to treat you with $15 of medical treatment at a cost of $15 a pop, the cost will still go to your insurance company, which will likely charge more.
This isn’t the first time that insurance company has made a profit on medical care.
In 2010, the medical device industry’s profit increased 20% to $4.2 billion.
But a recent study found that more than 70% of that profit went to health care companies, which are not the ones to be praised.
The industry was in the news again in 2016 when the FDA reported that it had banned the use of the popular and sometimes expensive EpiPen injectors for emergency use.
The EpiPens, which can help people save up to $600 for life-threatening emergencies, were banned in all states in March of that year, but were allowed to be sold to people who had a prescription for them.
The FDA said that the EpiPs were “medically necessary” for the elderly, the poor, and people with serious medical conditions.
The policy also came with a hefty fine of $7.3 million.
The FDA’s decision was met with a lot of backlash, with many patients claiming that they were using these drugs because of the EpinPens.
The American Academy of Family Physicians has also criticized the policy, saying it was unnecessary and was “not based on scientific evidence” and that the FDA had not shown it would benefit the elderly or people with disabilities.
The decision did not stop people from using these devices, however, and in 2017, the FDA extended the ban to include new drugs that were approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
And the policy is set to end in 2021.
So the FDA’s new ban is good news for patients and doctors, but the American Medical Association has said that it is “not enough” to get the Epipen banned.
The AMA says that it will fight the decision, which is the first step in getting the Epiopens banned, but that it won’t end the Epibeten controversy.
In the meantime, the AMA is continuing to push back against the FDA ban, arguing that it “violates the Hippocratic oath of patient autonomy” and “will lead to further unnecessary restrictions on life-saving medical care.”