(By – Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News)
Two states are making inroads into revealing some of the biggest secrets of health care by publishing price information to help consumers comparison shop for doctors, dentists and prescription drugs.
New Hampshire, which already had the nation’s most advanced website allowing people to compare the cost of specific medical procedures, last week added prices for 16 dental procedures and 65 prescription drugs. The website, NHHealthCost.org, is run by the state insurance department and lets consumers see how much they would have to pay based on the price their insurer negotiated with each provider, rather than the sticker price that is charged. The site also shows the price uninsured people must pay. Read more…
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