La Crosse Paying for Health

La Crosse has the highest monthly health insurance premiums of any metro area in the state at just over $772. That's 30% higher then the Madison metro area. La Crosse also has the highest quality health insurance plans, ranking three and a half out of four stars. Those numbers just released by the Citizen Action of Wisconsin Group.

The report also shows that over the past decade Green Bay has had the highest rate of health care inflation of any major metro area in the state, followed by Appleton and Oshkosh. And Wisconsin health insurance rates have increased faster than the national average. While national employer-based single health insurance premiums have increased 130% this decade, they have increased 198% in Wisconsin.

This is the fifth year they have released the report. It is the first year they have included quality along with cost.

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