The hidden prices of health care leaves everyone in the dark

Francois Le Men, right, a 91 year-old doctor auscultates a patient in his office on June 11, 2013 in Callac, western France.
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Have you ever wished that healthcare costs were more transparent?

MPR News' Kerri Miller wades into the quandry of health care pricing with Dr. Gerald Kominski to examine the hidden costs of health care, how pricing is established, who sets the price of procedures and who actually knows what health care costs.

Dr. Gerald Kominski is a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. His research encompasses health economics, health policy, health insurance, and health care reform