A new report by Citzens Action of Wisconsin shows the state has higher health care costs than the national average. Cost in Green Bay has increased 262% since 2000.
In a conference call backing the report, State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) says Green Bay used to have cheaper health care than Madison, whereas the capital city now claims the least expensive care. Hansen says reform is needed to require insurance companies to compete for costs and quality, something he says has shown success in Dane County.
The report states Eau Claire has the highest cost health care amongst cities with northwestern Wisconsin also being pricey. Overall cost of health care in Wisconsin is higher than the national average.