The Los Angles Times has an interesting article that is showing how we are changing healthcare “New Tools Make it Easier to Find Prices for Medical Procedures“
The article links to a number of sites and studies that shows price information for medical procedures. There are links to medical cost estimators as well. Included is one site which has a tool to estimate how much you’ll pay in out of pocket costs.
This is a growing trend and one that is a result of ACA and the changing landscape of healthcare. More patients want to improve their health and mange the cost. It seems as a nation we are moving toward improving care and bending the cost curve.
I hope this continues because as we all know in economics people will seek out the best value at the best cost.