Thursday, January 13, 2011

A look at a big medical insurance cost driver

Much continues to be written and talked about regarding the high cost of medical insurance in Connecticut. Regretfully little is discussed about the reason medical insurance is expensive, which is the ever increasing cost of medical treatment.

One big driver is the treatment costs, which result from lifestyle related choices. It is not unusual for medical insurance companies to report 70% or more of their claim expenses can be connected to lifestyle choices. This includes activities such as smoking and eating to much for example many big buggers.

In regard to the eating to much issue the slides on this link may be of interest. They show how our population has become bigger - meaning weight from 1985 to 2009!

When the page comes up simply click the button to advance the slides.

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