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Online tool breaks down real cost of medical care for consumers

Health care costs in Alaska are now transparent through this online tool.

Kaiser Health News reported on February 26 that a new online tool “shows the average local cost for 70 common diagnoses and medical tests in most states.” The tool shows the “real cost — not ‘charges’ that often get marked down — based on a giant database of what insurance companies actually pay.” According to the article “Guroo should shed new light on the country’s opaque, complex and maddening medical bazaar, say consumer advocates.”

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Karen Roach

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To access the online tool, visit

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