Sug­ges­tion

Forbes - - Fact & Comment // Steve Forbes -

Ex­pect sub­stan­tive eco­nomic dis­cus­sions at the Nov. 10 GOP de­bate, hosted by Fox Busi­ness Net­work and the Wall Street Jour­nal.

Re­gard­ing health care, here’s a ba­sic sug­ges­tion that would have in­stant pub­lic ap­peal. Have Medi­care re­quire that any hospi­tal or clinic re­ceiv­ing Medi­care money post prices for all treat­ments and ser­vices pro­vided, down to the price of an as­pirin. (Ev­ery ho­tel and restau­rant does this.) Such trans­parency would do won­ders for pro­mot­ing true con­sumerism. 225 Park Av­enue South, at 18th St. (Tel.: 212-869-8800)

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