Citizens for Responsible Government, a citizens’ action group based in Milwaukee, recently generated a searchable database for all of the expenses from the Milwaukee Public Schools. It allows anyone with internet access to easily see how our tax dollars are being spent.
I would love to see a similar searchable database for all hospitals and doctors, listing what they charge for every procedure, office visit and drug. Apparently there is a huge difference between one hospital and the next. It would be great to allow people, especially those without insurance, to start to decide where they went for medical procedures at least somewhat based on price.