More Consumers Requesting Health Insurance Pricing Data
As more consumers choose high-deductible health insurance plans, they are seeking additional information on health care costs. As a result, many employers are pushing health insurers to provide details about costs so workers can select the least costly services. However, experts say some insurers have been reluctant to disclose pricing data because contracts with health care providers might require such details to be kept private.
- "Push for Health-Cost Data" (Wilde Mathews, Wall Street Journal, 10/27).