Ogden and Clearfield Residents have Lowest Per Capita Healthcare Cost In America

Some good news for people that live in Odgen, Utah and Clearfield, Utah.

People in Odgen and Clearfield, UT have the lowest per capita healthcare cost for people with commercial health insurance at $2,623 in the U.S. This news is via a new study from Thomson Reuters. Salt Lake City, Utah also makes the list at eight lowest at $2,979 per capita healthcare cost.

“Studying these geographic variations can help us identify locations where healthcare costs are less, yet the quality of care and outcomes are not compromised. Understanding where, why and how medical care costs less can provide solutions to control our nation’s healthcare spending,” said Ray Fabius, MD, chief medical officer for the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters and one of the study’s authors.

This Thomson Reuters study is the first of its kind to assess the healthcare experiences and costs for more than 20 million people with employer-sponsored health insurance in America.

“There are some unexpected findings here,” said Bill Marder, senior vice president for research services at Thomson Reuters and lead author. “The bottom line is that it’s risky to set policy based solely on Medicare evidence, because we’re seeing a different picture when we look at other patient populations. We clearly need to do more in-depth research to better understand how these complex spending variations translate into variations in value for patients.”

Thomson Reuters 10 lowest lowest per capita healthcare cost for people with commercial health insurance in metropolitan areas:

Ogden-Clearfield, Utah $2,623
Dubuque, Iowa $2,719
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.-Mo. $2,762
Fort Smith, Ark.-Okla. $2,916
Laredo, Texas $2,919
Amarillo, Texas $2,942
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas $2,950
Salt Lake City, Utah $2,979
Fargo, N.D. $2,996
Sioux City, Iowa $3,029

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