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Price of health care a well-kept secret

Local hospitals refuse to disclose charges

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Don’t plan on bargain hunting for a hospital visit in the Capital Region. You won’t find prices for a hip replacement, surgical gown or even a handful of Tylenol listed on hospital websites or in brochures. A hospital stay, whether for a planned procedure or emergency treatment, comes with a surprise price tag at the end. That is a problem for patient advocates and groups supporting health care price transparency “Not having price information would ...

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April 1, 2013
8:47 a.m.

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How would a hospital know how much money a person makes and if he or she falls into the less than "three time the poverty level" category? Another useless story that has more questions than answers.