A new study released as a Web First by the journal Health Affairs examined variations in the prices for 242 common medical services in forty-one states and the District of Columbia, using a national multi-payer commercial claims database for the years 2012 and 2013. Sometimes, more than a threefold variation was found. Alaska had the highest average health care prices, followed by Wisconsin, North Dakota, New Hampshire, and Minnesota. Florida had the least expensive services.
The study can be accessed at http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/early/2016/04/18/hlthaff.2015.1379.