The Arizona Chapter of Americans for Prosperity Foundation released the following message
Thanks to AZHealthPrices.com, a new website launched today by the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity Foundation, health care consumers in the Grand Canyon State can now shop around for lower health care prices and help to drive down those prices!
Ever left a hospital, and found yourself stuck with an outrageously expensive bill?
Now, you can do something about it.
Last year, activists from our sister organization, AFP-Arizona, helped to pass a Direct Pay Price health care transparency reform bill in the Arizona Legislature. Now, with the Direct Pay Price law in effect, you can prepare yourself in advance, and keep yourself from getting gouged by hidden prices. This will be especially important now, as ObamaCare goes into effect and raises health plan deductibles and increases out-of-pocket costs for Arizona families. With that increased exposure, you may find yourself having to pay cash directly for hospital services — so you need to start shopping now!
Thanks to Arizona’s Direct Pay Price reform, large medical facilities (over 50 beds) must provide cash prices for the 50 most common medical procedures. Facilities with fewer than 50 beds must provide cash prices for the 35 most common medical procedures.
To see price lists from hospitals that have complied with the law, CLICK HERE.
Or, you can TAKE ACTION NOW to contact non-compliant hospitals to urge them to publish their direct pay prices on the web – as is now REQUIRED BY LAW.
Of course, price is never the only factor when it comes to making health care decisions. But if your doctor tells you that the three hospitals nearest you are equal in quality, why not go to the most cost-effective one?
And please help your neighbors, too! When you get a price list from a local hospital, please CLICK HERE to upload price information directly to the AZHealthPrices.com website. Or, send us the hospital price lists and/or hospital web pages to me at tjenney[at]afphq.org
Check the new website as we continue to update prices. And thank you for doing your part in generating competition to drive down hospital prices!
Americans for Prosperity Foundation