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First-ever Release of U.S. Hospital Prices Begs Some Obvious Questions

The U.S. government on May 8, 2013, released price information for some of the most common medical procedures for the first time. Here's what we learned:     Costs vary by state: Six states' hospital costs came in uniformly high, while other states' costs came in either uniformly low or average. These cost disparities have little or nothing to do with the overall quality of the hospitals in a particular state. If that's the case, shouldn't a given procedure at a hospita… [Read More]
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