Los Angeles Times, March 26, 2014
Californians don't have easy access to actual prices for medical care, according to a national report card that gave the state an F for its dismal showing. California had plenty of company. Overall, 45 states received an F in the report issued Tuesday by two nonprofit healthcare groups that analyzed government efforts to make pricing information widely available to consumers. This issue has taken on greater importance in recent years as patients shoulder a growing share of healthcare costs from higher deductibles and other insurance changes.