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How Much Does It Cost To Have A Baby?

Which Hospital Provides the Best Care for My Condition?

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Momma always said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.’

This is made obvious to me whenever the topic of the Affordable Care Act is brought up. Thank you Forrest!

Although there is not a whole lot ‘Affordable’ about today’s healthcare landscape, we are at least beginning to see increased transparency and access to provider data on the quality and cost of medical services being provided and received in the United States.

I wanted to share some resources that you can use to research some common medical procedures and corresponding information on the quality and cost of care, patient experiences and outcomes, and other data that will help you choose where to receive the care you need.

And so…I leave you with the following links that I found really informative:

Planning on adding to your nest?

Check out this article from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation – How Much Does It Cost To Have A Baby? Hospital Study Finds Huge Price Range

NCQA data related to services offered in Hospitals in Wisconsin and across the U.S.

Visit the Medicare Hospital Compare website –
Medicare.gov | Hospital Compare

Insurance carrier rankings and comparison for Wisconsin and across the Country?

Visit the Consumer Reports website (subscription required, check with your local library for free access from anywhere) –
Compare Health-Insurance Plans Ranked by the NCQA

We still have a long way to go before we can shop for medical care like we shop for pretty much anything else we purchase, but we are moving in the right direction.

Have a great weekend! Subscribe and check back here often for information I hope you find as relevant and important as I do!

Stay cool Wisconsin, and Run Forrest Run!

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