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New Thinking on the Road to Price Transparency

I’ve been an advocate for price transparency in healthcare for as long as I can remember. Even then and until now, health insurance companies and healthcare policy experts have been proclaiming that it’s coming to a healthcare market near you. Implementing price transparency would seem to be the way to foster more of a free-market […]

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Your Role in Driving Medical Costs Down

It’s no surprise that health plans have higher deductibles today than they ever have in the past. That’s why consumers like you have to take action to reduce medical costs. That’s easier said than done, but here are a few tips. It’s common when a doctor orders an MRI or a CT scan for a […]

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Pioneering Price Transparency

When I visit my local grocery store, I know exactly what each item I place in my basket will cost me at checkout. If there’s any doubt whether or not I paid the price that was posted on the shelf, there’s always a receipt for my review. Why should healthcare be any different? It seems […]

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Avoid Sticker Shock and Demand Price Transparency

One of the things most publicized since the inception of the Affordable Care Act has been the “sticker shock.” This refers to the unpleasant discovery by most health consumers that the price for an ACA-compliant health plan is much more expensive than they had been led to believe. Sticker Shock Doesn’t End With the Premium […]

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