24 cities with higher-than-average healthcare prices

Overall healthcare prices in Anchorage, Alaska and San Jose, Calif., are 65 percent above the national average, according to the Health Care Cost Institute.

HCCI's Healthy Market Index considered more than 1.78 billion commercial claims and compared the average price paid for the same healthcare service across 112 U.S. cities. The report features price level benchmarks from 2012-16.

HCCI found healthcare prices were below the national average in 86 of the 112 cities included in its index. At 33 percent below the national average, Baltimore had the lowest overall healthcare price level in 2016. In Anchorage,  prices were nearly 2.5 times higher than in Baltimore.

Here are the 24 cities with overall price levels above the national average in 2016:

1. Anchorage, Alaska — 65 percent above national average
2. San Jose, Calif. —  65 percent above
3. San Francisco — 49 percent above
4. Milwaukee — 17 percent above
5. Green Bay, Wis. — 14 percent above
6. San Diego — 12 percent above
7. Los Angeles — 11 percent above
8. Trenton, N.J. — 10 percent above
9. New York City — 10 percent above
10. Portland, Ore. — 7 percent above
11. Seattle — 7 percent above
12. Manchester, N.H. — 7 percent above
13. Oxnard, Calif. — 7 percent above
14. Fort Collins, Colo. — 7 percent above
15. New Haven, Conn. — 7 percent above
16. Charlotte, N.C. — 7 percent above
17. Dallas — 5 percent above
18. Spokane, Wash. — 5 percent above
19. Minneapolis — 4 percent above
20. Richmond, Va. — 3 percent above
21. Boston — 3 percent above
22. Bridgeport, Conn. — 3 percent above
23. Denver — 3 percent above
24. Philadelphia — 2 percent above

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