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INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published by the RAND Corporation reveals that a large sample of employers and private insurers across 49 states and District of Columbia pay, on average, 247% of what Medicare pays for the same hospital services, including both facility and professional fees for inpatient and outpatient care. Researchers analyzed hospital claims data representing $33.8 billion from 2016-2018 for 3,112 hospitals located in every state except Maryland. They collected data from self-insured employers, six state all-payer claims databases, and health plans across the country. The findings illustrate a wide variation in hospital facility and professional prices for the commercially insured population. The report also identifies the top 10 most expensive health systems in each state and reports individual hospital prices alongside quality and safety measures.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) today provided third quarter 2020 earnings guidance in the range of $0.42 to $0.46 per diluted share. Excluding the impact from the following, the company expects third quarter 2020 adjusted earnings to be in the range of $0.46 to $0.50 per diluted share:

WASHINGTON - The author of the novel "Forrest Gump," upon which the Hollywood film starring Tom Hanks was based, has died at the age of 77, U.S. media reported on Thursday. Winston Groom died on Wednesday night in his hometown of Fairhope, Alabama, U.S. media cited Mayor Karin Wilson as saying. "I don't have any details right now, but he did die (Wednesday) night," Karin Wilson told CNN. "We ...

WASHINGTON - Dave and Diane Schell, a retired social studies teacher and a retired human resources professional from South Windsor, Connecticut, left their careers in 2015, and have worked the polls at their local precinct every election since. But not this November. The Schells - he's a Republican, she's a Democrat - are 68 and 65, respectively, and worried about contracting the coronavirus. ...

Even in a normal year, it takes a lot to get me to care about the Emmy Awards - in fact, I never really care about the Emmys, apart from being happy to see artists I like win, because it's nice for them. But many, many, many more artists whose work I like will not win, or be nominated, and I would hate to think that matters. This is not a normal year. The West Coast is on fire. A thousand ...

No matter who or what dominates the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, there's already one clear winner rolling up to Sunday's virtual ceremony. 2020's top honor - the award for Keeping Us Occupied During the Worst Year Ever - belongs to television itself. Thank you, television, for soldiering forward with prestige programming, total mindless junk and everything in between while the rest of the ...