North Carolina and South Carolina are home to five of the top 32 cities in which health costs have actually decreased in recent years, according to a study by BetterDoctor, an online consumer health site. The report ranked cities based on an analysis of Medicare cost data from 2011 to 2013. North Carolina cities include Greensboro, with a decrease of 3.52 percent; Winston-Salem, with a decrease of 2.14 percent; Asheville, down 1.79 percent; and Raleigh, down 0.49 percent. In South Carolina, Columbia’s costs decreased 0.13 percent. Karen Garloch
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