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On average, CT residents paid 16.4% of their total health care bill out of pocket in 2013; the US average was 15.2%, according to a new analysis by the Health Care Cost Institute. At $768 per person, CT’s average out of pocket bill was 8.6% higher than the average American and 7.4% higher than the year before. The new report finds that prices for common treatments can vary significantly. Nationally, price variations average $130 for a colonoscopy, $72 for an obstetrical ultrasound, and $444 for cataract removal. Consumers can save significant sums by shopping around.