‘Still the Prices, Stupid': Why High Health Costs Matter in Dallas-Fort Worth

Health care prices are garnering attention again, and for good reason. America spends more on health than any country and generally doesn't get better outcomes. In Dallas-Fort Worth, health spending is among the highest anywhere. In January, hospitals were required to start posting their list prices. While a positive step, the numbers don't reflect negotiated rates with insurers or deductibles and other cost-sharing. Researchers recently updated a 15-year-old report that compared U.S. spending with that in other countries, and the headline summed up the findings: "It's Still the Prices, Stupid."  Continue reading...

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