Conducted by Public Agenda with support from RWJF and NYHealth, the surveys offer new data that can contribute to current health care policy debates. The data show a large gap between the information people need and ongoing transparency efforts. Among the findings, many people are not aware that doctors’ prices vary for the same services. Importantly, people say there is not enough information on how much medical services cost and that states and medical providers should play a larger role in helping people find and use price information.

Speakers were:

  • David Sandman (moderator), President and CEO, NYHealth
  • David Schleifer, Director of Research, Public Agenda (download presentation slides)
  • Jo Porter, Director, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, and Co-Chair, All-Payer Claims Database Council
  • Josh Seidman, Senior Vice President, Avalere Health (download presentation slide)
  • Lynn Quincy, Director, Healthcare Value Hub, Consumer Reports (download presentation slides)

Access briefs for Florida, Texas, and New Hampshire, along with the methodology and other supporting materials for the surveys.

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