A new way to promote health care price transparency: T-shirts
Exasperated Maryland officials are presenting hospital cost information in a way they believe Americans might understand: on a T-shirt.
Social media points people to the WearTheCost.org website, which shows huge differences in what the same procedures cost at different Maryland hospitals. (Caitlin Hillyard/KHN illustration; Getty Images)
If only patients knew how
expensive medical procedures are and how wildly prices vary by hospital, they could be smart shoppers and lower the cost of health care for everybody.
At least that’s what policy experts and health insurers keep saying as they promote “consumer-directed” health care and
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