We got a big shoutout today in USAToday, in an editorial about pricing transparency.
“Cars are one of the most expensive things most people ever buy, so today’s auto-buyers have easy access to information on quality, reliability and price. Empowered consumers help keep the prices of cars down and the quality up.
On the other hand, shopping for another one of the most expensive things most people ever buy — health care procedures such as colonoscopies or hip replacements — just doesn’t work. Prices are shrouded in secrecy. …
“Some change in transparency is happening anyway, thanks to innovative websites such as Fairhealth.org and Clearhealthcosts.com, which have begun to uncover comparative prices. Some insurers are moving to help customers price shop, and an effort in New Hampshire helps state employees compare costs.” USAToday, The Editorial Board, Opinion section, March 5, 2013, Health care pricing transparency for all: Our view.