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By SETH KLAMANN
Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Health care prices are higher in Wyoming than elsewhere. But no one is sure exactly why.

 

March 21, 2019



CASPER — Attempt to diagnose the reason for high health prices in Wyoming and you’ll find no shortage of supposed causes.

There are the insurance companies — which one Casper doctor called a “bloated sucking worm,” but other officials said lacked the power here to dictate pricing, and one insurer said are critical to delivering care to Wyomingites.

There are the hospitals, which a legislative committee is examining to determine their role in driving up prices.

Others in the health sector said the facilities have an outsized role in determining costs, though advocates say they’re...



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