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May 30, 2012, 12:01 PM
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At last: a sensible idea out of AZ
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In Arizona, a state senator named Nancy Barto (R.), who chairs the senate’s Health Care and Medical Liability Reform Committee, sponsored a bill, SB 1384, targeted directly at this problem. The bill would require health care facilities to “make available to the public on request in a single document the direct pay price for at least the fifty most used diagnosis-related group codes…and at least the fifty most used outpatient service codes…for the facility.” Doctors would be similarly required to publish the direct-pay prices for their 25 most common services.

The idea is that patients who have health savings accounts need to know what various doctors and hospitals charge for their services, so that they can shop for value when they need care.

It failed, of course.

http://www.forbes.com/...arizona-republicans/

Nice and simple bill, too. Maybe they should have tacked on a section defining eggs as persons. That might have got them the votes they needed.

http://legiscan.com/gaits/text/603566


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May 30, 2012, 5:27 PM
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It failed, of course.

For a minute there you had me worried. Cool

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