Investigative Report: How Much Hospitals Charge

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GREEN BAY – As a cost-conscious consumer, you wouldn’t pay $3 a gallon for gas if across town you could buy it for $2.50. But whether you realize it or not that’s what you’re doing with health care.

FOX11 Investigates found hospitalization cost figures, provided by Green Bay’s four hospitals, show a wide range of cost for the same procedures. In some cases hospitalization costs were doubled. Taking into account insurance, co-pays, and deductibles, the costs can be confusing. FOX 11 Investigates discovered hospitalization costs reported for fiscal year 2014 varied widely from hospital to hospital. And you should take notice.

(Includes interview with John Toussaint, MD.)

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