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February 10, 2015 The former Florida governor isn't technically a presidential candidate yet. But he released the first chapter of an e-book based on hundreds of thousands of emails he sent and received as governor.
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho of Miami-Dade County Public Schools says he knows how much gets paid out in health care claims, but the school system's insurance carrier, Cigna, won't disclose the charges.
November 29, 2014 Large employers like the Miami-Dade school district pay for employees' health insurance, but are often forbidden from knowing how much providers charge and insurers pay for care.
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In 49 U.S. states, spotting the squished disc in this spinal MRI is still much easier than learning the price of the MRI in advance.
November 5, 2014 A state law now requires insurers to reveal prices of their medical tests, and the variation is amazing, bargain hunters say. An MRI of the back is $614 at one place, $1,800 at another.
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The price for an X-ray is murkier than the image.
November 8, 2013 Finding out how much an X-ray costs sounds like a simple question. But before Oct. 1, it was downright impossible to get an answer. Now, Massachusetts is pulling back the curtain on what has been a largely secret world of health care prices.
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Laws on price transparency get a failing grade in most states.
March 18, 2013 Nearly three-quarters of states get poor grades when it comes to laws about the making available prices for health care. Most consumers are unaware of the tremendous variation in price for health care services.
If that ski run goes bad in Colorado, at least you'll be able to find the best price for a scan of your knee.
November 2, 2012 It's pretty tough figuring out how much a particular medical procedure will cost in advance. But Colorado is now one of several states trying to make it easier for consumers to comparison shop before they get care.
March 31, 2011 President Obama was presented with an award for his efforts to make government more transparent Monday. If that seems like late news to report on a Thursday, it is — but the award was kept secret for much of this week.
June 21, 2010 Faisal Shazad, Times Sq Bomber, Pleads Guilty
July 27, 2009 Despite the fact that everyone on the NPR.org relaunch team was running around like lunatics for 14 hours Sunday, we still managed to tweet about the experience and receive constructive real-time feedback from the public.
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