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California scores poorly on posting healthcare prices, report says
Los Angeles Times

California consumers don’t have easy access to prices for medical care, according to a national report card that gave the state a letter grade of D for its dismal showing.

Overall, 36 states received grades of D or F in the report issued Monday by two nonprofit healthcare groups that analyzed government efforts to make pricing information widely available to consumers. This issue has taken on added importance in recent years as patients shoulder a growing share of healthcare costs from higher deductibles and other insurance changes.

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