They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care’s Cost

Insurance companies negotiate with hospitals and doctors the price of every treatment, procedure and medical service. That price differs from hospital to hospital — even health plan to health plan.i
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Insurance companies negotiate with hospitals and doctors the price of every treatment, procedure and medical service. That price differs from hospital to hospital — even health plan to health plan.

Insurance companies negotiate with hospitals and doctors the price of every treatment, procedure and medical service. That price differs from hospital to hospital — even health plan to health plan.



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As Americans begin shopping again for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on Saturday, they’ll be wrestling with premiums, deductibles, out-of-pocket costs and other vague and confusing insurance-speak.

Believe it or not, that’s the easy part compared to figuring out what health care actually costs.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/11/15/364064088/they-paid-how-much-how-negotiated-deals-hide-health-cares-cost?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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