Editorial: Price Quote Law Is Indicator of Need for Change
A survey that found that most California hospitals do not comply with a law that requires them to provide price quotes upon request is "yet another reminder of how desperately the system needs to change," an editorial argues. The survey "reminded us yet again of the predicament of the uninsured," who often do not know the cost of care until they receive the bill. The editorial states that two of the "most critical" solutions are to "get as close to universal coverage as possible and move from fee-for-service to integrated care."
- "Editorial: Medically Uninsured Out of Loop on Prices" (Sacramento Bee, 12/5).