Shopping for healthcare off to a shaky start
Employers scrambling to rein in health costs tab are making employees shoulder more of the cost, and hoping they'll make better buying decisions. Some insurance companies now publish the prices charged at local hospitals for common procedures to allow patients to compare, and the federal government has started releasing death rates at hospitals across the country for some common killers. But some experts argue that the information still isn't enough for consumers to make life-or-death decisions.
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