Rachel Zimmerman tells a story that many people must be able to relate with – “Medical Sticker Shock: An Infuriating Encounter With A Cost Calculator.”
The guy delivers the nut graf:
“Here I was trying to do the right thing by figuring out the cost. But clearly, the system isn’t ready for prime time when it comes to transparency.”
Zimmerman and Carey Goldberg do a terrific job on the CommonHealth blog. I was on a New England Science Writers panel with Rachel, Daniel Carlat and Ivan Oransky back in January. Video and audio available online. It was moderated by blogger Alison Bass, with lots of help from Carol Cruzan Morton and Dianne Finch.