North Carolina’s Opportunity To Ban Health Industry Gag Clauses And Unleash Price Transparency
Jason Dean from Tennessee needed stitches on his knee after a minor accident last year. He went to a local hospital that told him insurance would cover the procedure. Weeks later, he received a $6,500 bill, of which his insurer only covered about half.
Jason thought the bill was a joke, but in the opaque American healthcare system where prices are hidden until after consumers receive care, the joke’s on him. Adding insult to his injury: urgent care clinics provide the same care for approximately $275 without insurance.
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