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Employers, Unions Jointly Demand Health Care Price Transparency

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Employees who feel completely mystified by the prices they’re charged for medical procedures might be surprised to know their employers feel the same way. On Thursday, a consortium of major companies and labor unions, including GE, Wal-Mart, Boeing and the AFL-CIO issued a manifesto demanding price transparency from both health care providers and insurance companies.

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Consumers “have the right to know the price and quality of their health care choices,” the consortium said in a statement — especially as health care costs continue to rise and high-deductible health care plans become more common.

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Source: Kaiser Health News


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