“What good is health care you can’t get?” Paul John Scott and Jeremy Fugleberg write in The Grand Forks Herald. “Ask Katie Larson. She’s 30, a resident of Lake George, Minn., and the office manager at Coldwell Banker Clack & Dennis Real Estate in Park Rapids. ‘I avoid using the doctor any time I can,’ […]
(Updated, July 2019) A friend told us the other day that the all payer claims database, also known as an APCD, is the answer to health cost transparency. By collecting the payment info together where it can be compared, by this logic, the secrecy in the system will be erased. We said, not so much. […]
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It’s hard to imagine a more disheartening picture than the one drawn by Shannon Muchmore, writing in The Tulsa World about health care in Oklahoma, described as the most access-challenged state in the U.S.
So if you were concerned about health-care costs, you could move to Minnesota, where the costs of care are documented pretty clearly. Using the Minnesota HealthScores, you can find out pretty quickly that a Cesarean section can run from $4,348 in Rochester to $,2498 in Woodbury. Or, know this: the cost of a colonoscopy in […]