Health Care in Boston Cheaper than U.S. Average

The Times reports today that counter to conventional wisdom, health care spending in pricey cities like Boston and New York falls below the national average. Robert Pear deciphers new government data to conclude that in Boston, for instance, Medicare payments per beneficiary were 95% of the national average when adjusted for the cost of living and other factors.

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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