- Price transparency represents the single largest potential to reduce the cost of healthcare in the United States and Georgia. Unlike other industries, prices for health care can vary dramatically depending on who iss paying and consumers are left in the dark. This country was built on the idea of free and open markets.
Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt likens using the U.S. health-care system to shopping in a department store blindfolded and months later being handed a statement that says, “Pay this amount.”
- Expanding Medicare needs to be a priority. Georgia has the third-highest uninsured rate in the country at 13.9 percent, or nearly 1.4 million uninsured residents, and it’s time we did something about it.