We have all heard how the USA spends much on health care, a large percentage of the gross domestic product. A caveat is that all the information collected in the past has come from Medicare data.

Now data and information is available to show the wide picture of health care cost for those under 65.

The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), formed in 2011, gathers healthcare cost and use by those covered under private insurance.

It is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to establish a complete and comprehensive national claims database. This information on use and cost is available to you through the website Guroo.

Guroo is free and geared toward you, the consumer, whether you have insurance or not. Data (from approx. 40 millions Americans) is available by state.

Pay a visit to Guroo’s (again free) website and navigate easily, getting valuable info, in my opinion. Search by a specific problem/condition: learn the services needed, their cost, and the added bonus of the quality of care available within your area.

You definitely will love the GUROO site; let me know your opinions.