Shopping for Health Care Makes “Cents” for Consumers

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The Health Care Cost Institute published a new data brief that examines trends in out-of-pocket spending at a national and state level, and looks at average differences in consumer prices for a set of five common medical procedures nationally and in nine states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin.

With overall out-of-pocket spending rising, the results show that there are real opportunities for consumers to save on health care: Out-of-pocket spending can vary from $10 to nearly $1,000 depending on the procedure.

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