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Hospitals Are Not Required to Tell You Their Prices Until They Send the Bill

" Therese called the hospitals herself. But all she heard - after calling Kennedy University Hospital three times and asking for a price - was [...]

Therese called the hospitals herself. But all she heard – after calling Kennedy University Hospital three times and asking for a price – was two voice mail messaged. In one, she was told to apply for New Jersey Family Care. In the other she was told to apply for Medicaid.

Isn’t there a law, Therese asked me, requiring hospitals to reveal their prices? I asked Uwe Reinhardt, a Princeton health care economist who is a frequent contributor to The New York Times.

No, he said. Hospitals do not have to tell you their prices, and often they keep them secret until they send the bill.”

 

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Source: The New York Times
Author: Frank Lalli
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