"There are two Affordable Care Acts. There's the legislation passed by Congress in 2009, and then there's the mythical Affordable Care Act – the perfidious 'government takeover' decried and demagogued by so many conservatives (and quite a few liberals). The former is quite popular, the latter gets decidedly mixed reviews."
Average Prices per Service for Outpatient Visits and Other: 2011
"The prices paid for outpatient facility use rose between 2010 and 2011. In 2011, the average facility price for an outpatient visit increased 5.0 percent to $2,326, (Appendix A); the average price of outpatient services provided at other settings rose 4.6 percent to $185. As seen in Figure 8, the highest average price paid for a visit was for outpatient surgery ($3,673, a 6.6% increase from 2010). The highest price paid at other outpatient settings was for radiology services ($471, a 3.4% increase from 2010)."
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