As Nick Gillespie reminds us, a well-working industry makes prices transparent and lets people know how much things will cost.

Current Minnesota law (enacted a few years ago) requires that all health care providers disclose their prices if asked.

A new website in the state goes much further. It takes data from the top four health plans and calculates the average reimbursement for about 100 procedures for almost all clinics statewide. This means that you can learn what they accept for reimbursements from the health plans rather than the outrageous list prices.

Stay Engaged

Receive our weekly emails!

This is a first Web site in the nation with this kind of data. The plan is to add more procedures and eventually add volume by provider.

Cross-posted from State House Call.

~~~~~

Related Articles:

Worker’s Choice: Freeing Unions and Workers From Forced Representation

How Pensions Are Bankrupting Cities and States and How to Fix It

Study: $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage Would Kill 281,000 Michigan Jobs

Legacy Society

Michigan and Ontario Governments Agree to Promote Crony Capitalism Together

Charter School-Prison Comparison Misses the Mark

Share