MarketWatch January 16, 2020
Harry Greenspun and David Burik

Transparent pricing, digital disrupters and more are changing medicine 

Health care affects every American. It dominates political debate, changes the course of lives, and is a major factor in where people choose to live, what jobs they choose to take, or not leave, and how they budget.

It’s an industry where nearly everyone sees a need, or professes to see a need, for change. So what’s most likely coming this year? Here are five of our predictions.

Trend 1: Political push for price transparency

Until now, price transparency has been a largely scattershot, state-by-state affair, helpful to neither provider nor patient. Take Pennsylvania, which requires hospitals to post pricing online for every...