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Report shows cost of healthcare varies widely in WI

Wisconsin Radio Network, December 21, 2012
Wisconsin residents are paying very different prices for health insurance, depending on where they live. That's according to a new report from Citizen Action of Wisconsin, which compared health insurance costs, rate of inflation, and quality of care in the state?s major cities and regional areas. Executive Director Robert Kraig says the report found very large cost variations between regions of the state. It amounts to a 24 percent difference between Milwaukee and Racine, the highest cost areas, and Madison, the lowest cost metro area in the state. That comes out to about an $1,800 a year variation in the cost to cover a single person.