The key to lower healthcare costs is high-deductible health insurance plans combined with websites like this one--> (click here). The cost-sharing aspects of high-deductible health insurance plans like those attached to healthcare savings accounts (HSA) encourage patients to shop around for the best care at the best price for non-emergency care.
The website above shines a light on certain hospitals and doctors that charge more than twice what similar hospitals and doctors charge for similar care. I'd like to see the website above add patient reviews. Reviews combined with clear pricing would do for healthcare costs what Amazon has done for almost everything else.
It's incredible to think, most of us put much more research effort into buying a new car, TV, vacation spot, or even a small power tool than we do choosing a doctor or hospital for hip replacement or hernia repair.