Cost of living and expense of hiring workers contribute to high health care costs in Colorado
Hospital association report finds 2014 costs were almost 17 percent less per person on health care than national average
The Denver Post
Colorado hospitals have come under scrutiny in recent months for the high bills patients face when seeking care at their facilities, with lawmakers aiming to address the issue this session.
Now, the Colorado Hospital Association has released its own report analyzing health care costs in the state.
It found that the state spent almost 17 percent less per person on health care than the national average in 2014.
It also said the state’s high cost of living and the expense of hiring doctors and nurses in a competitive market are among the factors driving up health care costs.
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