The average treatment cost of COVID-19 is about 2.2 million yen, and about 250 billion yen is spent to treat unvaccinated people.



Previous studies have shown that 53% of people unvaccinated with the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in the United States

consider the vaccine to be more dangerous than the COVID-19 itself, while the vaccine The spread of infection among unvaccinated individuals has been a problem. Meanwhile, the average treatment cost for inpatients with COVID-19 is $ 20,000 (about 2.2 million yen), and the total estimated cost for unvaccinated patients for two months is $ 2.3 billion (about 250 billion yen). ) Turned out. Until now, most of the treatment costs have been covered by insurance, but it has been shown that payments on the part of patients may increase in the future.

Unvaccinated COVID-19 hospitalizations cost the US health system billions of dollars --Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker
https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/brief/unvaccinated-covid-patients-cost-the-us-health-system-billions-of-dollars/

COVID hospitalization averages $ 20K—and insurers want unvaccinated to pay up | Ars Technica
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/covid-costs-billions-so-delta-to-charge-unvaxxed-airline-workers-200-month/



In the United States, COVID-19 infections and deaths peaked in January 2021 and then began to decline as vaccination progressed. For this reason, it was once expected that it would converge in the summer of 2021, but when the Delta strain became epidemic, the number of infected people increased again. Wearing a mask is now mandatory again.



On the other hand, the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States as of August 2021 is also called a ' pandemic of unvaccinated people' because it occurs in areas with low vaccination coverage.

99.6% of new corona infections & 99.5% of new deaths are 'unvaccinated' --GIGAZINE



A new analysis by the Patterson Healthcare Center and the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that in June and July 2021 alone, the estimated cost of treatment for unvaccinated individuals could reach $ 2.3 billion. Shown. The amount of about 250 billion yen is because the average treatment cost for inpatients of COVID-19 is 20,000 dollars (about 2.2 million yen), and the number of unvaccinated people hospitalized during the same period is 113,000. It was calculated.

These treatment costs are not solely borne by the patient, but are mainly covered by public programs and private insurance covered by individuals and businesses. Therefore, if COVID-19 worsens and is hospitalized for pneumonia, the patient's burden is about $ 1,300 (about 143,000 yen) out of the $ 20,000 treatment cost. Moreover, in the case of COVID-19, many insurances exempted the patient from paying the medical expenses from a certain point in the pandemic. This is because the effects of the pandemic have reduced spending on health care, which would normally have been spent, increased the profits of insurance companies, and it is better to use it for PR than to be ordered to bear the cost by the country. It is a measure taken from the judgment that it is wise.

However, another analysis by the Patterson Healthcare Center and the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that the policies of these insurers are slowly beginning to end. All 102 insurance plans offered in 50 US states and Special Columbia states have introduced COVID-19 out-of-pocket exemptions at some point during the pandemic, of which 72%, or 73 plans, have already been exempted from out-of-pocket expenses. It has been abolished, and 10 of the remaining 29 plans are scheduled to be abolished in October 2021, and 12 plans are scheduled to be abolished at the end of 2021.

Also, while the law in the United States prohibits 'insurers from raising premiums for unvaccinated people,' companies can impose costs on unvaccinated people through wellness programs. In fact, Delta has announced on August 26, 2021 that it will add $ 200 in medical insurance to unvaccinated employees.

Medical insurance premium of 20,000 yen added to unvaccinated employees US Delta Air Lines | New Corona Vaccine (World) | NHK News
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210826/k10013223841000.html



Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said, 'The average hospitalization fee for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 was $ 50,000. This additional charge was decided not to be vaccinated. Needed to address the financial risks it poses to us. All of our employees hospitalized with COVID-19 have been hospitalized twice in the last few weeks as the B.1.617.2 variant (Delta strain) has skyrocketed. I hadn't finished vaccination. ' In addition to the additional medical insurance premiums, wage protection will not be applied after September 30, 2021 if unvaccinated employees are absent from work due to COVID-19 infection.

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