In America, the fight for transparent health care prices continues. Only about 36% of hospitals are fully complying with the law requiring them to post their prices online, leading to a lack of transparency that has prompted Congress, employers, and unions to demand changes.
Cynthia Fisher, founder and chairman of PatientRightsAdvocate.org, is among those advocating for greater price transparency in healthcare. Molly Smith, group vice president for public policy at the American Hospital Association, and Adam Beck, senior vice president for commercial employer and product policy at America’s Health Insurance Plans also weigh in on the issue.
Kevin Lyons, director of member benefits for the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, Zachary Bessler, a software engineer who has developed tools to help patients compare prices, and Jeff Millhollin, president and CEO of Pacific Steel & Recycling also discuss their perspectives on this important topic.
The On Point program will explore this issue in detail and provide valuable insights into the current state of health care pricing transparency in America. The audio from the program will be available after the broadcast on February 13th 2024.