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A Briefing on Health Care Transparency: How to Move from Muddy Waters to Clear Choices (CAHC’s launch of the Clear Choices Campaign)

It’s harder than ever for consumers to navigate the healthcare marketplace.

  • The Affordable Care Act requires consumers to buy health insurance or pay a fine. But its own health insurance exchanges don’t provide enough information for consumers to make informed choices. It’s nearly impossible to figure out whether a health plan covers a certain prescription drug or a particular doctor.
  • Waste accounts for one-third of all healthcare spending. Eliminating that waste could save consumers more than $1 trillion.
  • Medicare is holding hostage troves of data that could help us determine which procedures work best for different patients — and which don’t. Freeing that data could empower us to save trillions and improve care.

On April 9, 2015, CAHC launched“Clear Choices,” a new consumer-industry coalition dedicated to making health markets more transparent, accountable, and consumer-friendly.

Speakers:

  • Joel White, Council for Affordable Health Coverage
  • Andrew Scholnick, AARP
  • Chris Riedl, Aetna
  • Sally Greenberg, National Consumers League
  • Steve Noyes, Novo Nordisk
  • Heather Ashby, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

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