Transparency

Understanding hospital pricing: “It’s just too hard…”

Source: “Confused lady” feature photo from knowyourmeme.com Note: This is Part 2 of a 3-Part transparency series. In a previous blog, I cited a spokesperson for the American Hospital Association (AHA) who said consumers shouldn’t bother looking at the hospital price lists because they were too hard to understand.  Instead, Americans should “set them aside and avoid …

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When hospitals say you should “avoid” looking at how much services cost…

Note: This is Part 1 of a 3-Part transparency series. As we’ve pointed out, time and again, Americans shouldn’t have to find out, AFTER the fact, how much something will cost.  Like giving an airline your credit card and waiting until you land at your destination before finding out how much the plane ticket cost! …

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The Ins & Outs of U.S. Healthcare Consumerism in the 21st Century

Note: This is the first in a series of “healthcare consumerism” posts meant to inform & educate the reader about the U.S. healthcare system.   Imagine a U.S. healthcare system where everyone is an informed, savvy consumer of medical services and plays an active role in purchasing and consuming those services. Sounds amazing, right? But …

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