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North Carolina’s Opportunity To Ban Health Industry Gag Clauses And Unleash Price Transparency

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.

Read the full piece on Forbes.