Comment: Like every other thing sold in a free society, letting millions of consumers shop and decide is one of the most powerful ways to pressure providers to reduce medical costs. But, consumers can’t do that if they don’ t know what things cost. Obamacare hides costs, South Carolina’s exposing them. Hooray South Carolina, boo-hiss Obamacare!
“The easy-to-use website – schealthdata.org – is filled with data that already was available for those who knew where to look and had the time to wade through spreadsheets. The state agency now has made it easy to find and understand.”
[...] “The more consumer-oriented information such as the costs of various procedures at each hospital will be in the next wave of data added to the website, likely in two or three months, according to the state agency.”
South Carolina HHS Website Makes Hospital Data Easy to Find
by JOEY HOLLEMAN, MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE / January 29, 2014