NCPA - National Center for Policy Analysis

Patients are Becoming Price Sensitive but only Because Obamacare Destroyed Their Insurance

January 7, 2016

Paying for medical bills out of pocket is a problem because health care providers do not use prices to compete for the patronage of price-sensitive shoppers. One silver lining in the dark cloud of Obamacare is that the costly, high-deductible Obamacare plans will encourage millions more patients to ask about prices when receiving medical care. As this occurs, more doctors and hospitals will be forced to provide the cost information in advance.


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