A new analysis from Kaiser Family Foundation found significant geographic variation in healthcare costs for the same procedures. In the analysis, they explored trends in prices for health services over time in the U.S and found that prices have increased for a variety of health services more rapidly than general economic inflation, particularly for the privately insured. Additionally, there is wide geographic variation in the prices paid for the same services across major metropolitan areas in the U.S.
- How have healthcare prices grown in the U.S. over time? Kaiser Family Foundation. May 8 2018