Move toward transparency long overdue in healthcare
Regarding the article “Castlight IPO blasts off with price transparency tech” (ModernHealthcare.com, March 14), I was delighted to read about an upcoming company offering products that provide needed transparency within the medical field.
For far too long, hospitals, doctors and health insurance companies have coveted their cost/profit ratio formulas and not shared them with the very customers/patients whom they serve.
Patients need full transparency regarding cost comparisons for each medical procedure throughout the U.S. They are entitled to have full knowledge of the who, what, when, where, why and how of their medical-related bills.
Scott Kennedy Burbank, Calif.