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Medicare makes big news with big data dump on hospital charges

The Washington Post Wonkblog:  “One hospital charges $8,000 – another, $38,000.” The piece contains an interactive graphic to allow readers to check on how much providers charge in their state.  And it used this graphic:

 

The Huffington Post:  “Hospital Prices No Longer Secret As New Data Reveals Bewildering System, Staggering Cost Differences.” Their graphic:

The New York Times: “Hospital Billing Varies Wildly, Government Data Shows.” Here’s a screenshot of the entry point to their interactive graphic:

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