Transparency Not Enough To Cut Health Care Costs, Experts Say

During a Senate Committee on Finance hearing Tuesday, health experts urged lawmakers to look beyond efforts to increase health care transparency — such as making online health care pricing data more widely available — to control the increasing cost of health care services, Kaiser Health News’ “Capsules” reports.

The committee hearing was held partly in response to an article published in Time in March by journalist Steven Brill, which highlighted dramatic differences in health care prices across the U.S.

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