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Health Care Price Transparency in Minnesota: The Way Forward in 2018

Friday, November 17th, 2017

What are patients and families (consumers) told when they ask their doctor, other “healthcare provider,” employer, health insurance company, Medicaid or Medicare (or other government program) representative: How much does this procedure, drug, or encounter cost? How much must I pay?

From your experience, please share the answer(s) you’ve heard.

Before Minnesota consumers can make intelligent, value-based, health care choices, they need to have actual price transparency in a competitive Minnesota health care marketplace.

Do you agree that this is a worthy goal?.

If so, what will it take to get us there?

How do Minnesota consumers today shop for heath care value?

And what public policy reforms will encourage them to do so?

What specific public policy proposals will be proposed (or bills that should be filed) at the Minnesota legislature in 2018 to enhance true consumer health care price transparency in Minnesota?

Let your Minnesota legislator know.