The average total cost for health care is $10,739 per person in the US, but even the state has wildly different costs. A typical hospital stay in Wyoming will cost about $1,500, but the average hospital stay costs as much as $3,599 in Oregon. Who’s spending the most on health care, and which state has some of the worst costs?
While highly populated states like California and New York are spending the most on health care, other states like DC, Alaska, and Massachusetts are spending by far the most per capita on their health care annually. Employees in New Hampshire are suffering from huge costs; the average employee deductible there is $3,803 and the average out-of-pocket costs are $8,289, the highest in the nation.
Meanwhile, the average out-of-pocket costs in Hawaii are only $1,461. With such a huge range in health care costs, Americans can be paying ridiculous prices depending entirely on where they are.