Two pieces from the New York Times caught my eye recently:
Tina Rosenberg (7/31/2013): "Revealing a Health Care Secret: The Price"
(Includes a lengthy discussion of price transparency and the detailed look at how this helps the Surgery Center of Oklahoma provide good service at lower costs for patients.)
Elisabeth Rosenthal (8/3/2013): "For Medical Tourists, Simple Math"
(Includes discussion of how medical tourism can allow patients to receive excellent care at lower cost.)
I'm glad these ideas are getting wider attention!