An analysis of Missouri’s COVID epidemic health insurance market showed it is among the costliest in the country, with the state’s overall rate of COVID death exceeding the national average by more than 100%.
The Missouri Department of Insurance said Thursday that COVID, which began its first pandemic in the United States in mid-December, killed about 917,000 people in the state last year.
The rate was about one-third higher than the national rate of 565 deaths per 100,000 residents.
The state has been among the top-five states in COVID deaths in the past decade.
Its rate of fatal COVID cases per 100 million residents was 10.8 in 2017.
In the same period, Missouri had the highest rate of cases in the nation of 563.
The average COVID infection costs an insured individual in Missouri $7,000 to $14,000.
That’s about $2,200 per month.
That figure excludes medical bills and other costs that are borne by insurers, according to the analysis.
The analysis was done by the Insurance Information Institute, which provides analysis to state insurance regulators.
It found the most expensive areas in Missouri are in the northwest and northeast, with rates between $3,000 and $5,000 per month in the latter two regions.
The study also found the state has among the highest rates of COID deaths in Kansas, which also is the nation’s second-highest state in COFFECACHE deaths.
The report said the Kansas rate of 772 COVID patients per 100 people is higher than that of the Missouri rate of 560.COVID-18 and COFFEE COVID are the most common types of coronavirus infections, but they are not as common in Missouri as in other states.
They are more common in areas with higher populations and greater access to healthcare, according the report.
A total of 6,737 Missouri residents were diagnosed with COVID in the first half of 2018.
Missouri had 2,738 cases of COFFE in that period.
The state had more than 7,700 cases of CHF in that same period.
The most recent numbers from the Missouri Department on Aging showed that the state had 3,907 COVID fatalities in the second half of 2017.
The Missouri health department has said it is continuing to assess its capacity to provide comprehensive and timely COVID health care to people who have been diagnosed with the virus, which is known as coronaviruses.