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Severe Loneliness Can Increase Health Care Costs By Over $300 Per Month

Humana Medicare members who report experiencing severe loneliness have per member health care costs about $300 higher than costs for the average Medicare member. According to a member survey, about 9% of Humana Medicare members experience severe loneliness, and an additional 29% have some loneliness each month. Those who were severely lonely reported having up to 34.5 combined mentally and physically unhealthy days per month, about three times higher than the average Medicare member. Those who reported some loneliness had …

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