From Reason Magazine and Reason TV, a reminder of why it is we look forward to participating in a robust gray market where affordability, price transparency and patient care will take precedence over the existing healthcare regime that was only further cemented into place by the Affordable Care Act, aka, ObamaCare.
(video approx. 7 minutes)
Wait. Profits and the incentives of profits force you to become more efficient? Get out!
Traditional hospitals can get away with charging 6x the amount a non-conventional hospital like the Surgery Center quite simply because of the 3rd person-payer model we currently have where there is no sticker shock nor skin in the game for the patient.