In response to More IT companies move toward transparent pricing":
The article concerning the move toward transparent pricing is gratefully received here. Thanks for providing the link. It will provide a good economic and civics lesson for my students.
The general model of healthcare pricing has always (it seems) been a mystical thing. The American public has become aware of shopping for clothes, cars and cameras and the price is comparable to the various providers. Why not healthcare? Quality issues, probably, would come to surface fairly quickly. If you needed to get a tooth pulled and needed to come to a decision, how would you go about it? Do you think you would be able to shop for this? How about gallbladder trouble; do one in 10 people think of shopping for this?
All this is found in what is a self-proclaimed open society. Is this like deregulation? Let the market forces work in healthcare? Sounds a whole lot better than the U.K. (socialist) model of healthcare to me. Do we want a government employee telling us where and when to have our teeth fixed or our gallbladder removed? Not me!
Mike MorganPrincipalCovenant Learning AcademyPiedmont, S.C.To submit a letter to YOUR VIEWS, click here. Please include your name, title, company and hometown.
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