HEALTH CARE PRICES: HIDDEN & HIGHER

SB 891 introduced in the Oregon legislature would require health care facilities to post prices and provide real-time price estimates. Sponsors are bi-partisan. Jesse Ellis O'Brien covered the bill in "Legislation introduced to make sure consumers get to see health care prices up front" posted by The Lund Report on 3-3-15.  LEARN MORE

Canada removed most out-of-pocket costs for doctors and hospitals in 1984. Yet, co-pays are increasing in the U.S. The editors of BloombergView take note of this in "Out of Pocket, Out of Control" on 2-15-15. Dr. Don McCanne posted the article and commented on it at Physicians for a National Health Program on 2-16-15. LEARN MORE