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:

Legacy Society Luncheon: The Morality of Capitalism

Climate Activists Endanger Lives by Tampering with Pipelines

Michiganders Want Electricity Choice But Bill Would End It

Legacy Society

Wayne Co. Schools’ $80 Million Annual Tax Hike Won’t Cover Pensions

Metro Detroit Transit Tax Assumes Funding From State and Feds That May Never Come