Thursday, November 6, 2014

Don't you need prices for a health care 'market'?

LOL, man. LOL:

The average person is not an expert at ferreting out and haggling over health care prices. It is unfair to expect them to be. The onus for clear prices on health care should fall on the providers, and the insurance companies. Get together and work that shit out. Do this one little thing to protect the morons like me. We're already sick. We're about to be broke. At least let us know how broke we're going to be in advance.

Seriously though, now that I'm done LOL, I've made this same point many times before. The fact that "free-market" conservatives never mention this little problem while praising our health system as the best in the world leads me to believe that they are either: 1) complete morons who don't know what markets are; or 2) total deceivers in the pockets of the insurance companies and health systems.

Moreover, as I've remarked before, people in ER situations don't have time to "shop around" for healthcare and the EMTs decide what hospital to take them to anyway.

By Hamilton Nolan
November 6, 2014 | Gawker

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