An Alaska-Sized Price Difference: A Circumcision In Anchorage Hospitals Can Cost $2,110 or $235

Alaska Public Radio Network's Annie Feidt, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports: "It’s not just patients who are stunned to see what a hospital charges for services. Two groups of pediatricians in Anchorage are taking a stand after learning that one of the city’s hospitals, Alaska Regional Hospital, is charging $2,110 for a circumcision, almost 10 times more than the $235 that Providence Hospital, the city’s other major health facility, charges. Those prices are on top of the doctor’s bill" (Feidt, 8/20). Read the story.

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