We desperately need price transparency in healthcare.
You should know the price of a pill before you swallow it.*
You should know the price of a test before you have it.
You should know the price of a procedure or operation before it is done to you.
The only way you can spend your money wisely, your insurance company's money wisely, or Medicaid or Medicare's money wisely, is if you know what things cost.
Knowing prices empowers patients to get more healthcare for their money. Below is a list of entities that have to do with price transparency in healthcare, or that are displaying prices.
Clear Health Costs
Free Market Medicine Association
Health in Reach
Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI)
My Health My Price
Self Pay Patient LLC
Surgery Center of Oklahoma
Understanding Healthcare Prices: A Consumer Guide
CPR Price Transparency
Costs of Care
*(The phrase "...the price of a pill before you swallow it..." first came from Dr. Steven Kagan as far as I am able to determine.)