We know that our country pays more for worse health outcomes than most comparable nations, however, do we know which state is most expensive? Well I was surprised to learn Connecticut is among the most expensive states in which to receive health care.
According to statistics from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Connecticut spends $12,500 per person on health care versus the national average of around $10,000. This is not a get what you pay for scenario. Paying more does not drive longer lives or better quality of life. Higher cost does not translate to better outcomes. There are a number of reasons that drive the cost from in-patient and out-patient to pharmacy costs.
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