February 24, 2023- by Nicole Russell - A little over one year ago, Mark Cuban, the entrepreneur, Shark Tank investor, and one of America’s most famous billionaires, opened the “Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Company.”
November 2022 – By Les Masterson-
Health care costs averaged over $10,000 per person in 2020, but the exact amount varied by state. We compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 11 key metrics using data from the Kaiser Family Foundation to determine which states are most and least expensive for health care.
CNBC Personal Finance
By: Sarah O’Brien-CNBC’s personal finance team-June 2022
An estimated 41% of adults face health-care debt, ranging from under $500 (16%) to $10,000 or more (12%), according to a new report
WASHINGTON, The Progressive Policy Institute issued the following news release:
By Arielle Kane- June 2022
The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) released a new paper today arguing United States policymakers should consider more aggressive ways to obtain health care pricing information from hospitals, which could effectively boost price transparency for patients. The paper is titled, "Rethinking health insurance: Can price transparency and cash pay help consumers?" and is authored by Arielle Kane, Director of Health Care for the Progressive Policy Institute.
By Alan Condon - Becker's Hospital Review - May 6, 2021
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on May 3 signed into law a price transparency bill requiring healthcare providers, groups and facilities to make cash prices available to consumers for commonly provided services, Poncacitynow.com reports.
BY JIM STERGIOS AND CHARLIE CHIEPPO, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS - 07/21/20
Prices for those who pay cash for health care are nearly forty percent lower than health plans pay for the same services.
By Mike Braun FOX Business - June 30, 2020
I know firsthand that transparency is the trick to reducing the skyrocketing health care cost.
By: Harry Sit Founder of Advice-Only Financial November 9, 2019
Four years ago, $360 using insurance. This time, $161 paying cash.
By Lisa L. Gill - Consumer Reports - June 26, 2019
President's Trumps new rule could help consumers learn the cost of an MRI and other treatment before it happens....
WASHINGTON, D.C. — April 2, 2019 — Americans are borrowing tens of billions of dollars, skipping treatments and significantly cutting back on household spending to pay for basic healthcare
April 28, 2019 By: MARTINE EHRENCLOU, MA | PATIENT
Many of us now have high-deductible health insurance plans, which makes us “cash-pay” patients until we meet our deductibles.
March 29, 2019 By: Casey Bond- Lifestyle reporter for HuffPost
There's a good chance at least some of your medical debt will be forgiven...
March 5, 2019- (CBS News)
The price of the same prescription drug can vary by hundreds or even thousands of dollars, depending on where you buy it, according to a new report by the U.S.
Feb. 4, 2019 By: Robert Preidt - HealthDay Reporter - One way to get better medical care and more value for your health care dollars is to find yourself a primary care provider, researchers say.
November 12, 2018
By: Monica E. Oss - Chief Executive Officer & Senior Associate - OPEN MINDS
Most health care provider organizations don’t think about consumers paying cash directly for services—for good reason.
September 20, 2018 By: Andis Robeznieks- Senior Staff Writer- AMA News
Patients are becoming active consumers of health care services, but a lack of transparency regarding the cost of those services hinders their ability to make true value-based decisions.
August 30, 2018
By: Melissa Rohman - TriMed Media-
New research from the University of Chicago found that 60 percent of Americans have been surprised to receive a medical bill that they thought would have been covered by insurance.
Providers that care about your best interest
By Andy Marso- The Kansas City Star
July 25, 2018
If you get a gold-colored envelope in the mail from a place called “RIP Medical Debt,” don’t throw it away. It’s not junk mail, it’s good news: A group of Kansas City-area doctors has paid your medical bills.
Helping health care consumers learn more about the subsidies, mandates and secret agreements that produce large disparities in prices paid for the same services is one of Jensen’s main aims with a bill he calls “a step, not a destination” toward lifting the “veil of secrecy” on health care pricing and tapping consumers’ “greatest resource of common sense.”
By D.J. TICE - Star Tribune- May 11, 2018
If state Sen. Scott Jensen, R-Chaska, gets his way, a startling medical innovation will soon be on its way to a primary care clinic near you. Like many aggressive therapies, it may not make you feel better right away. But in time it might, just might, prove to be part of a cure for what ails American health care.