Americans are often left in the dark when it comes to the cost of health care services and treatments. This lack of transparency leads to extreme price variation and leaves consumers surprised when bills arrive.
A recent Rasmussen Poll has revealed a strong American majority favor increasing healthcare transparency. In a survey of 1,200 registered voters, 77 percent said that “requiring healthcare providers to disclose all costs before providing services would make our healthcare system better.”
The survey also found broad agreement on giving patients more control over their care and coverage. 74 percent of voters said that giving individuals more control over their own healthcare decisions would make the healthcare system better. Additionally, 69 percent of Americans think allowing individuals to decide the amount of health insurance to buy would improve the healthcare system.
Americans want lower cost, high-quality providers and health services. The current system needs greater transparency and consumer control.