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A new statewide study by the nonprofit MN Community Measurement shows that the cost of health care in Northeast Minnesota is higher than it is in other areas of the state

A new statewide study by the nonprofit MN Community Measurement shows that the cost of health care in Northeast Minnesota is higher than it is in other areas of the state, writes John Lundy of the Duluth News Tribune. The average cost for a month of care at Essentia Health clinics in Northeastern Minnesota is more than $80 above the average cost at St. Luke’s hospital clinics, but all 11 Northeastern Minnesota clinics listed in the report charge more than the statewide average. Why? No one really knows, but officials at both organizations swear they are working to bring costs down.

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