News 8 Investigates – Full Article

DALLAS – When buying a new washer or dryer, people don’t think twice about shopping for the lowest price. In fact, not doing so often means paying too much.

But comparison shopping is hard to do in health care. And it’s going to get harder, experts say, as health conglomerates swallow independent hospitals and physicians’ practices.

The bottom line: Less choice could mean big prices for patients.