Ready to make a big move? Look into health care options first!
The information below is based on research conducted by WalletHub. The WalletHub team spoke to experts about some of the top questions facing people today and looked into the state statistics. The results are based on 43 metrics, broken down into categories based on cost, access, and outcomes. The cost of care is a lot higher in some places, while in others it's cheaper - but that doesn't take into account the quality of either.
According to Linda V. Green, Cain Brothers & Company Professor of Healthcare Management, one of the experts cited in the report, there are some things people can do to cut their health care bills. While it may sound counterintuitive, it can be helpful to question the care, visits, and testing that your providers recommend.
Thanks to the “huge amount of overuse and waste in health care,” stemming from consumers’ insistence on receiving tests and medications that may not really be necessary, physicians’ habits, the profit motive and “a disregard for the costs involved due to third-party payment,” says Green, means that people may end up paying for care that they don’t really need or that does little to nothing to improve their health.
See the results below:
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