These days, we’re used to shopping around and getting price information for just about anything within a few clicks! But, it’s not that easy with healthcare. Unlike shopping for clothes, food and most other professional services, it can be tricky to figure out how much different healthcare services cost, or which part of those costs you’ll have to cover out of pocket.
Price transparency in healthcare is still developing, but there is progress. A federal law that took effect this year requires hospitals nationwide to post their gross charges for all procedures, drugs and supplies, to give consumers more information. And, there are tools that Louisianians with health insurance can use to get a better idea of what they’ll pay for healthcare.
Mike gives the Straight Talk on what you can do to find out what your care will cost you.