Massachusetts has started a new era of shopping for medical care. You can go to your health insurer’s website and find the price of everything you may require listed, from an office visit to a scan or procedure. For the first time, health care prices are public. Two years ago, Massachusetts passed a law that pushed health insurers and hospitals to start making this highly guarded information public. As of October 1st, Massachusetts is the first state to require that insurers offer real prices.
“State Highlights: Mass. First To Require Health Care Price Tags; Health Disparities In Wis.” Daily Reports. Kaiser Health News, 8 Oct 2014. Web. 14 Oct 2014.