Despite growing understanding of medical costs, Americans aren't saving enough. (Photo: Getty Images)

Americans are more aware of their own health care spending than in the past, but they are still not saving enough in anticipation of health care costs, a new study suggests. 

The survey of 1,000 U.S. adults by Alegeus, a consumer-directed health care company based in Waltham, Massachusetts, found a modest increase in the average American’s awareness of health costs based on their responses to questions about whether they take cost into account when choosing health care services and whether they compare competing options. 

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