Prices Prices Prices When the Doctors Bid on Your Business
As tech companies turn their attention to health care, there’s a clear need for companies that give some economic power to medical consumers.
Prices Prices Prices Vox’s Own Goal on the Single Payer Pivot
Liberal health care wonks are pushing all-payer rate-setting as an alternative to single-payer. But that idea has been tried—and it failed.
Prices Prices Prices A Back Door to Health Care Price Transparency
Hospitals are increasingly asking patients to pre-pay for their health care. The trend is troubling, but it does mean at least one change for the better: price opacity may be on its way out.
Prices Prices Prices Price Transparency’s Untapped Potential
Patients shop better when they know prices ahead of time, even when they’re not influenced by co-pays and deductibles. So why is price transparency missing from the reform agenda?
Prices Prices Prices ACA Consolidation Push Sends Costs Skyrocketing
In part because of the ACA, hospitals are increasingly acquiring independent physician practices. When that happens, the cost of health care can increase by as much as 20 percent.
Prices Prices Prices The Right Kind of Health Reform Hits Massachusetts
Massachusetts has just taken a huge leap ahead in health care price transparency, launching a new tool that lets customers find prices on their insurer’s website. This will make providers more competitive and consumers more responsible.
Prices Prices Prices Health Care Takes Bigger Bite out of Americans’ Shrinking Budgets
A new Department of Labor report shows health care spending rising even as incomes stagnate and overall consumer spending declines. Americans will be squeezed past endurance if we don’t make health care cheaper—and in some ways we already know how.