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Pulling back the curtain on health care prices

Texas 2036’s new online tool reveals wide variation in prices for health care services – and significant information gaps.

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By Dr. Holly Heard and Charles Miller Texas 2036

Heard is the vice president of data and analytics at Texas 2036. Miller is a senior policy advisor at Texas 2036.

“But even when data might be available, a lack of standards makes it really difficult to utilize. There’s a lot of room for improvement.”

“These data files offer the potential for a unique and vital reference point for Texas legislators and leaders as they consider options for reducing health care spending while maintaining high levels of care and access in every part of Texas.”

As of April 2022, our key findings include: