You go shopping and you can find price tags and signs to tell you the price. You go to the dentist or eye doctor and ask them for a price before a procedure and they tell you the price. You call the hospital and ask for a price and they can't tell you. Don't you want to know what something will cost before you have the procedure?
Here in Massachusetts they passed a law 18 months ago requiring hospitals to provide pricing in 48 hours. But many of the hospitals didn't meet that requirement when called for a price.
I really like this idea that hospitals provide pricing up front. The purpose of the law was to providing pricing transparency. It makes sense. So why don't they provide it? I have no idea. One of the hospitals called, out of 23, had a person dedicated to answering these requests. I think more hospitals should do this. Maybe the rest were not equipped for these questions.
Okay, not a very profound thought this morning but I need to get to work on time.