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Illinois’ COVID costs among highest in US



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From The Center Square 

A study shows Illinois has among the highest costs in the country for the testing and treatment of COVID-19.

A recent analysis by QuoteWizard of Centers for Disease Control data on claims reimbursements to health care facilities for testing and treatment of the uninsured ranked Illinois in the top half of the country.

“Essentially how much a state is spending on uninsured people per case, so Illinois was 15th overall for the highest cost per COVID-19 case at $151 per person, per case,” analyst Adam Johnson said.

Other key findings included states are averaging $142 of claim reimbursement per case, and over half of the states with a high rate of uninsured are states with the highest reimbursement costs per case.

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  1. Thanks for publishing those numbers, but they would be more meaningful if your tables included hospitalizations, the associated utilization rates of hospital beds, ICU beds, and breathing equipment requirements.