Unvaxxed Hospitalizations Cost $2 Billion In June/July

Axios reports:

The spike in hospitalizations of unvaccinated adults — which are almost all preventable — cost the U.S. health system more than $2 billion in June and July, per a KFF analysis. Those costs are ultimately shouldered by all of us, not just those who remain unvaccinated and then get severely ill.

A coronavirus hospitalization costs, on average, around $20,000. Using CDC data, KFF estimated that there were around 37,000 preventable coronavirus hospitalizations among unvaccinated adults in June and another 76,000 in July.

Someone has to pay for these hospitalizations. Although COVID patients themselves may be on the hook for at least part of the bill, a large chunk of the tab will fall on either private or public insurers.

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