The cost of health care in the United States is extremely high and continues to rise. While one can point to many problems with the current system, a most troublesome fact is that the average American has no idea what things actually cost. With a lack of transparency in the health care market, there is no way to establish standard prices. The prices on treatments cannot be lowered until patients act as informed consumers, demanding lower prices because they understand the system.
Hustlin' Health Care is a board game designed by Clay Ewing that teaches people the real costs associated with medical treatments. Each player assumes the role of an insurance company, charging premiums and paying for patient care. Throughout the game, players see how a market economy works and become informed consumers.