Business owners are well aware of the skyrocketing healthcare premiums impacting their businesses. Former President Bill Clinton recently described the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) as the “craziest thing in the world.”
But even before Americans experienced its negative side effects, the healthcare industry has long been plagued by unknown prices, inaccessibility, and crushing costs.
Some doctors seek to reverse this trend by offering services at a fraction of typical costs while displaying full price transparency. WindRock interviews Drs. Keith Smith and Steven Lantier, founders of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma (“SCO”) which offers a unique solution for patients.
They discuss: how they came to embrace price transparency and establish themselves as a cost-effective solution; what patients can do to dramatically lower surgery costs even if they do not utilize SCO; which interventions by government drive up healthcare costs; and why other healthcare providers have not embraced price transparency. February 2017.