The health care industry is a mess.
And it’s not going to get any better.
Here are 10 things you probably don’t know about the American health care system.1.
Millions of Americans have no health insurance.2.
A majority of Americans live in counties where the county government has not yet been formed.3.
Only one in three people who get their health care from a public insurer is covered by their insurance plan.4.
Many insurance companies are selling plans that are better at covering high-cost patients, and many are charging them higher premiums.5.
Millions more Americans are uninsured than when President Trump took office.6.
Most insurance plans offer only one option for each family of four, and insurers can charge them different rates depending on how much they charge for each policy.7.
Health insurance companies can raise prices on sicker people by 10 percent or more, or by 20 percent on healthy people.8.
Most plans include high deductibles, and premiums have skyrocketed.9.
The government pays about $2,000 per year in premiums to hospitals and doctors, or about $6,000 for individuals, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation.10.
Many insurers, including Anthem, Humana and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, don’t offer many affordable health plans to low-income Americans.