Examining Wide Price Differences In The Insurance Marketplace
An NPR segment looks at how the cost of insurance varies across the country. Also, it offers a report on Colorado's efforts to set up a system for consumers to find out what medical procedures cost.
NPR: Insurance Marketplace Prices Vary Regarding Location
What you pay for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces varies widely based on where you live. Steve Inskeep talks to Jordan Rau, senior correspondent with Kaiser Health News, about the 10 cheapest health care markets, the 10 most expensive and what may behind the price differences (2/19).
Earlier related KHN coverage: The 10 Least Expensive Health Insurance Markets In The U.S. (Rau, 2/13) and The 10 Most Expensive Insurance Markets In The U.S. (Rau, 2/3).
Kaiser Health News: Colorado's Elusive Goal: A Complete, Useful Health Care Price List
Coffee is important to many of us, but let’s say your coffee maker breaks. Finding a new one is as easy as typing "shop coffee maker" into your browser. Voila – you've got models, prices and customer reviews at your fingertips. But say you need something less fun than a coffee maker, like a colonoscopy. Shopping for one of those is a lot harder. Actual prices for the procedure are almost impossible to find, and Bob Kershner says there's huge variation in cost from one clinic to the next (Whitney, 2/19).