The cost of care varies from place to place, depending on your insurance. We believe health care prices should be standard and easy to obtain in advance of care.
Unfortunately, health care prices today are opaque and difficult to get. How are prices set? In secret negotiations between providers—hospitals, physicians, and insurers.
We can’t bring health care costs down if we don’t know the price of anything. Legislative efforts and online cost-comparison tools haven’t yet solved the problem. What else should we do to bring about greater transparency?