If hotels billed like hospitals

at 11:45 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Via the Boston non-profit Costs of Care, an entertaining video reminder of how opaque health-care bills make understanding health-care costs a big challenge. Meet “Hotel Hospital,” a hotel with billing practices that mirror those of a hospital

Understanding health-care costs is difficult. A lot of that has to do with how pricing and billing work: There’s no standard rate for a night in a hospital, nor is there an Expedia to compare accommodations’ cost and quality. And that leaves most Americans not confidentI in their ability to shop for health care based on cost or quality.

(h/t: CommonHealth)

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