The U.S. pays more than most other countries for the drugs we take. It’s certainly not the kind of list we want to top. 35
From routine exams to emergency surgeries, hospital costs continue to climb. Some hospitals are working to control these costs by focusing on care that improves patient health rather than care that encourages more tests and procedures. Still, hospital bills are a leading cause of high health insurance rates. 1
What drives health care costs affecting all North Carolinians? A lot has to do with lifestyle choices we make.13 Turns out, habits that aren’t good for our health aren’t good for our wallets, either.