Jordan Rau, senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News
Renee Hsia, assistant professor, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Chas Roades, chief research officer, Advisory Board Company
The federal government launched a database Wednesday that shows how much hospitals charge for the 100 most common procedures. The data reveals extreme variances in hospital billing. One hospital in Dallas, Texas charges $38,000 for treating pneumonia, while another charges over $14,000.