Healthcare costs have rapidly increased across the nation, but focusing on an average amount for the country doesn’t necessarily capture just how high they’ve skyrocketed in some areas.
To give Americans a better picture of price levels and growth rates across the nation, the Health Care Cost Institute analyzed over 1.78 billion commercial healthcare claims and compared the average prices paid for the same services across 112 metro areas.
Here are the top ten cities with the highest healthcare costs and how they compare to the national average, according to HCCI’s Healthy Market Index:
- Anchorage, AK — 65% above the national average
- San Jose, CA — 65% above the national average
- San Francisco, CA — 49% above the national average
- Milwaukee, WI — 17% above the national average
- Green Bay, WI — 14% above the national average
- San Diego, CA — 12% above the national average
- Los Angeles, CA — 11% above the national average
- Trenton, NJ — 10% above the national average
- New York City, NY — 10% above the national average
- Portland, OR — 7% above the national average
The city with the lowest comparative cost in the country was Baltimore, MD, which is 33% below the national average.
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