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Health Insurance in 2023

ValuePenguin Research

Healthcare Industry Insights

Pharmaceutical Spending Up 77% Over 10 Years, Yet Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs Have Fallen in Same Period

Prescription drugs cost more than $4,500 a year per U.S. household, but this financial burden is felt more heavily by some states’... Read More

High-Deductible Health Plans Continue to Grow in Popularity, but Are They Right for You?

Despite certain benefits for HDHP holders, added costs can increase the risk of future financial problems for many consumers. Read More

Medical Spending Increased 14% Between 2016 and 2019, Topping $3 Trillion for First Time

The prevalence of most medical conditions is also increasing, as well as the cost of treatment. Read More

Largest Health Insurance Companies of 2022

UnitedHealth Group is the largest health insurance company in the U.S. by membership and by revenue. Additional high-revenue companies... Read More

Amid a Physician Shortage, 51% of Primary Care Providers Are Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are filling the primary care physician gap. Here’s which states have the highest... Read More

How Many Americans Are Uninsured?

A ValuePenguin study examines uninsured rates at the demographic and state levels to determine which Americans are least likely to have... Read More

More Than Half of People Weren't Able to Answer ValuePenguin's Health Insurance Questions

Only 39% claimed to have experienced confusion over using their health insurance, but many more were unable to explain the specifics of a... Read More

Medicaid Enrollment Statistics 2022

Medicaid enrollment occurs during the open enrollment period every year. Total CHIP and Medicaid enrollment increased by 7.3% between June... Read More


Women's Healthcare

Northeast States Offer Best Access to High-Quality Prenatal, Maternal Care

ValuePenguin study analyzes 6 metrics across 2 categories — access and quality — to rank the states. Read More

All the Single Ladies … Pay More for Insurance

Women spend nearly twice as much of their income on health insurance as men — and a look at how auto and life insurance stack up. Read More

The Cost of a C-Section Is More Than $9,000 Greater on Average Than a Vaginal Delivery

Despite the new rule on price transparency, figures are difficult for consumers to track down and understand. Read More


Senior Healthcare

Arizona Is Best State for Long-Term Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities — Here’s How Other States Stack Up

The latest ValuePenguin study finds just 16 states provide four or more nurse staffing hours per resident daily despite higher federal... Read More

Medicare Changes for 2023

In 2023, Part B rates and deductibles will decrease, while Part A costs will go up slightly. Other 2023 changes include a new ESRD benefit... Read More

How Is Each Part of Medicare Funded?

Medicare taxes only pay for 34% of the Medicare program, while general federal revenues pay for 46%. Learn how Medicare funding changes... Read More

Health Insurance 101

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Open enrollment dates

  • Individual Health Insurance
  • 11/1/2022 - 1/15/23
  • Medicare
  • 10/15/2022 - 12/7/22
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