Want to know how much it costs to have a baby? How about replacing that blown-out knee, or clearing up your vision with laser surgery? Want to know which facility in your community charges the most – and the least?
Now, under a new state law, a Colorado organization [CIVHC] is creating a database that will allow patients to shop around for health services.
“I find it fascinating we make all these grandiose claims about the need to get [health care] costs under control, but we actually have no bloody idea of what the costs are and I don’t think the world understands this,” said state Sen. John Morse, a Democrat and chief Senate sponsor of the Colorado law. “So yes, we need to control costs. But first we need to know what those costs are.”
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