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Minnesotans Want Health Care Price Transparency

Reference: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-administration-weighs-publicizing-secret-031600937.html

Minnesotans want to know the actual prices of their medical care and what their insurance plan will pay for it whenever feasible. And, patients and their families also want to know who among Minnesota’s practicing physicians and other professionals post their professional fees online and are available and willing to see them.

Absent knowing actual prices and the real-time availability of doctors, how can Minnesota consumers (patients and families) make intelligent choices about doctors, evaluating hospitals, and purchasing medical products (including medications)? Most third party health care insurance (private and public) pays the health care “provider” directly while leaving the consumer (patient and family) out of the money loop — until after the service is provided and the dreaded medical bill arrives.Our state and federal policymakers need to hear from you.

Minnesota politicians say they want price transparency. Contact them and tell them that only with real price transparency can we have a competitive health care marketplace which is shaped by the needs and preferences of individual consumers when selecting our health care services and third party insurance.

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