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Study Finds Colorado Health Care Costs Significantly Higher Than Other States

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Health care costs for Coloradans are above average, according to a new study, and highest in the state’s eastern plains.

A study by the national Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement found that Colorado’s health care costs are 17 percent above average when compared to Maryland, Minnesota, Oregon and Utah. The cost of outpatient services in Colorado was even higher at 30 percent above average

And as The Denver Post reports, the most expensive area in the state was the eastern plains, where the median-per-month cost was $591, compared to the state median of $437.  

The study found not only higher health care costs in Colorado but also the use of health care services.