At Truth in Health Care, we believe in:
Fostering transparency—the cost of care varies from place to place, depending on your insurance. Why? Health care prices should be standard and easy to obtain in advance of care.
Promoting independent physicians—when doctors have an ownership stake in their own business, they work for you. Your health is their primary concern. And they can provide care at a more affordable price.
Breaking hospitals’ stranglehold on policy—health care lobbying dollars ensure that hospitals, insurers and pharmaceutical companies, continue to boost their own revenue at patient expense. Fighting their influence is critical.
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How can I find out ahead of time how much a health care procedure is going to cost?
You wouldn’t make a major home repair without getting estimates. You wouldn’t buy a car without comparing costs. Fortunately, in today’s health care market, it’s becoming easier for consumers to take the same money-smart steps when it comes to surgeries, tests and other health care services.
The first step is to talk with your doctor about exactly what treatment he or she recommends.