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California Officials Want Transparency In Health Care Pricing

hospitalbedPeople like to research prices before they make a big purchase – and that goes for everything from cars to surgery. At least, that’s what Democratic Assemblymember Roger Hernandez says. He says his bill would create a website that lists costs of medical procedures, so that consumers can find the best deal. The website would display the amount charged for a healthcare service, and how much was actually paid. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones supports the idea of an online database according to a recent report on Capital Public Radio.