Category Archives: Transparency on Prices, Quality

Trump misses boat on bundled health care prices

The Trump Administration has waded into the thicket of health care pricing. Unfortunately, his minions will be talking to all the wrong people on how to get transparency done. Instead of talking to the private sector companies that pay the… Read more

Trump makes run public health care prices

The Trump Administration has the right instincts in pushing for legislation to force the Medical Industrial Complex (MIC) to come clean with its prices. But they need to do it right. And it won’t be an easy fight. The MIC will fight ferociously… Read more

Amidst the chaos, health care reforms keep coming

U.S. citizens, patients, taxpayers, politicians – the whole lot of us seem to have gone numb in the face of never-ending jumps in the price of health care in America. The price of care has jumped to more than $27,000 for a family of four in an… Read more

Major disruption seen in U.S. health care

Some of the best minds in Wisconsin on health care economics “summited” last week at Concordia University, armed with ideas for improving the delivery of care, but less than clear or optimistic about the way forward for disrupting a broken… Read more

At last, a silver bullet for health care costs

Bullet flying

Have we finally found a silver bullet for cutting through the fog of health care pricing? One of the best tools to come down the pike in the last few years for driving the U.S. health care industry to better economic value is a bundled… Read more

Hidden prices on health care should be illegal

Two major events, one in the private sector, one in the public, demonstrate that the health care industry is being dragged kicking and screaming into a new world where consumers can finally determine the prices and quality of care. The Centers… Read more

Days numbered for middle men in health care

Health care insurance executives have their hands full as they deal with the implementation of Obamacare, but they face even bigger challenges from more fundamental reforms driven by payers in the private sector. They are dealing with what is… Read more

Red dots, black dots for hospital quality

The camouflage on the cost and quality of heath care in America is blessedly being stripped away by entrepreneurial initiatives. Payers can finally get a glimpse at what they are buying and for how much. Several of the initiatives are… Read more

Exchanges won’t solve real health care issues

The latest flap over ObamaCare, whether state or local government will run the exchanges, has once again created a major distraction from real reform of the health care delivery system. All manner of politics and some sketchy financial… Read more

Employees buy drugs for zero

As America agonizes about how to adapt to the unending complexities of Obamacare, a startup company from Oshkosh, Wisconsin has cracked through with elegant simplicity on another piece of real reform, transparency for ordering drugs. BidRx has… Read more