Lone Star Leading the Way on Competition in Healthcare


Yesterday, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas announced that, beginning in January 2007, it is posting Texas physicians’ prices and medical outcomes online. The information will be available to the public (not just members) on its website.
Such information will allow Texans to better compare price and quality of physician services and vote with their feat. With almost 57,000 physicians and 22.5 million residents, a more competitive healthcare marketplace in Texas means good things for the US as a whole.
Maybe Anthem or Aetna will take a lesson from the Lone Star State and make such information available to Mainers.