It’s fair to say that health-care costs have gotten very irregular in the past few years. But when a hospital stay in one state could be lead to an average $1,500 bill, and a hospital stay in another may lead to more than an average of $3,500, these discrepancies can get pretty extreme.
This graphic takes a closer look at health care costs by state: per capita spending, average employee deductibles, average out-of-pocket costs for employees, and average hospital stays. California and New York might be the heavy-hitters in terms of statewide spending, but when looking at per-capita spending, states like Alaska ($11,064 per capita), Massachusetts ($10,559), and Delaware ($10,245) as well as DC ($11,944) blow California and New York out of the water.
But that’s for government spending. Where will the average employee be spending the most? Locals in New Hampshire have an average employee deductible off $3,803 and average out-of-pocket costs of $8,289. That’s pretty extreme, especially when compared with states like Hawaii, which only pay $4,664 for deductibles and $1,461 for out-of-pocket costs. See how your state fairs in terms of health-care costs.
infographic by: www.titlemax.com