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Obamacare Gives Big Windfall To Insurance Companies As Quality of Healthcare Declines

Wed, 08/26/2015

 When President Obama was selling the government health care takeover to Congress and the American people, he repeatedly promised that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, would keep health insurance companies “honest” and held “accountable” for providing affordable, quality health care to Americans.

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45 States Fail on State Price Transparency Laws

Fri, 08/14/2015

Janet Boivin, RN, for HealthLeaders Media , July 31, 2015

States are slowly enacting laws on healthcare price transparency, but consumers lack adequate access to meaningful price information in most of them, say two reform-driven nonprofit organizations.

The only state with healthcare price transparency laws in place that effectively enable consumers to find the cost of medical procedures before selecting a hospital is New Hampshire.

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Welcome to the Monocle Health Data Blog

Thu, 03/07/2013

How do patients with specific illnesses find doctors with superior performance treating those illnesses and vice versa? Monocle is the only company ranking doctors and hospitals on price efficiency (258 chronic illnesses) and quality (300 quality indicators).  In fact, Monocle is so advanced that we were named one of only four finalists for the prestigious 2012 Intel Innovation Award for our unique healthcare solutions. 

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Employers pressing providers for price transparency | Modern Healthcare

Thu, 03/07/2013

Large companies are ratcheting up efforts to make providers more accountable and transparent on quality and price as businesses struggle to control healthcare costs, according to an employer survey.

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