For Privately Insured, Half of COVID Hospitalizations Cost Over $25K
A COVID-19 hospitalization cost more than $40,000 on average for people with large-employer health coverage in 2020, according to the Peterson-Kaiser Family Foundation Health System Tracker. Half of those hospital admissions cost over $25,000, and a quarter cost almost $39,000. About 38% of COVID-related hospitalizations in 2020 included an intensive care unit stay, and the average cost of such admissions was $65,569 — more than double the average amount paid for COVID admissions without an ICU stay.
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