While everyone outside the health sector agrees that more price transparency would be beneficial, others often propose solutions that increase government regulation. One example is a recent report written by the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), a group of large employers in Northern California.
While the recommendations sound reasonable on their face, they invite more government intrusion in health care, with unintended consequences. Let’s examine the major proposals:
Read the entire column at the Independent Institute's Beacon blog or John Goodman's Health Policy Blog.