As consumers, we need reliable information to get the best value on the things we buy. This is also true when it comes to health care, but there hasn’t always been enough price and quality transparency for us to make the best choices.
The good news is that it’s easier than ever to become an informed health care consumer. Your health insurance company now has an online cost estimator so you can compare the cost of the services you need – before you buy them. Now you’re not just a patient: you’re empowered.
Learn more at GetTheDealOnCare.org.
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Videos from Consumer Affairs' "Empowering Healthcare Consumers: A Community Conversation" Conference held May 6, 2013. Includes welcoming remarks from Secretary Gregory Bialecki, Undersecretary Barbara Anthony, a keynote address from Dr. Leana Wen, and a robust panel discussion with health care experts.