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Health Care Pricing

Here's What's Really Wrong With Our Health Care System | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

This video was made by the folks at SEIU-UHW, a California union made up of 150,000 health care staff working in hospitals, nursing homes, and as home...

Why Published Prices Could Improve U.S. Health Care Costs

David Peck | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
David Peck

When you buy a vacuum cleaner, airline ticket, or a car, you can compare prices before making a selection, and pick the one that fits your budget. Not so when life hangs in the balance.

Medical Price Transparency Could Save the U.S. $36 Billion Annually

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

A white paper from Thomson Reuters reports on their study of what "price transparency" would mean to overall health care expenditures in the U.S. on an annual basis.

Irrational Pricing Is Common In Medical Care, Survey Finds

New York Times | Gina Kolata | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A patient in Illinois was charged $12,712 for cataract surgery. Medicare pays $675 for the same procedure. In California, a patient was charged $20,12...