Episode 072: Will Hospital Pricing Transparency Rules Help? A Discussion with Dr. Philip Eskew of DPCFrontier.com

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Many physicians and those supportive of markets in medicine are making a big deal on Trump’s proposed executive order to increase price transparency in hospitals. The thinking is that by exposing how much each hospital charges for their services, hospitals will begin to compete on price and the cost of care will go down. Although I believe this to be an admirable goal, I think it is very shortsighted to think that a law or order without a significant market demand will change the behavior of hospitals.

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