We make decisions on purchases constantly, from inexpensive commodities, to major house renovations. Somewhere in between, live all of the items which show what we value. Clothes, food, cars, and hotels all reflect what matters to us and what we accept as good enough.
These days, healthcare decisions have become more of an issue. Insurance networks have turned what was a stable environment into a rocky road. Employers are under the gun to select the lowest bidder from these networks, as their costs of providing goods and services have risen out of control. These insurance companies will choose any healthcare provider who will accept their reimbursement. This becomes a clear choice between cost and value.
Let's ponder this: we will place a higher value on what liquor we drink than who we trust to deliver our healthcare services? When looking at changing dental networks, the lowest bidder may keep the cost down, but the value and quality of care you are receiving may go down even further.