Blue Shield estimates costs for health care services

Blue Shield introduces new health care services cost estimator.

  One of the big complaints about health care services is not knowing or being surprised by the cost of medical treatment. Blue Shield of California has taken a modest step toward helping plan members determine the cost of health care services with their new treatment cost estimator tool. Initial reports from clients suggest the […]


Sacramento Outpatient Surgery Cost Comparisons

Back Surgery - Outpatient Laminectomy comparisons.

In an effort to shed a little light on the range of outpatient surgery costs a health care consumer might have for a particular procedure, Anthem Blue Cross in association with WebMD created a cost comparison website. As a patient, you have more incentive to carefully consider the lower priced options if you have a high deductible plan.


Prescription Drug Plan Cost Overestimated by CBO. Healthcare Reform Also?

Part D prescription costs

This paper shows the folly of constructing any argument solely around cost projections. Both the Congressional Budget Office and President Bush over estimated the cost of funding the Prescription Drug Plan.