Tag Archives: High medical bills

KENYA:Kidney crisis ups NHIF dialysis pay to Sh1.7 bn

July 2018 Business Daily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) payouts for dialysis increased by nearly half to Sh1.7 billion in the year to June, highlighting the growing cases of kidney ailments among Kenyans. The State-backed insurer’s payouts rose from Sh1.24 billion — reflecting a 41 per cent growth. Its …

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USA:Health care costs are still a crushing problem

January 2018 Yahoonews; Andrew Luccock pays about $1,700 per month for health insurance for his family of 5—and still expects to pay more than $25,000 out-of-pocket this year for medical care. That will total around $45,000 for premiums and uncovered expenses in 2018–on top of a similar outlay last year. “I’m …

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KENYA: Half of Kenya’s medical insurers post 2016 losses

September 2017 Businessdaily; More than half of Kenya’s 32 medical insurance firms recorded losses totalling Sh621.64 million last year due to the high cost of healthcare and undercutting of premiums by some insurers, data by the industry regulator showed. The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) said 20 out of 32 medical …

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