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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: October 3, 2017 02:04 PM
From: Representative Greg Rothman
To: All House members
Subject: Health Care Transparency in Pricing
 
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that would require health care providers to publish the cost of health care procedures.

My legislation would be a first step in bringing market forces to the health care industry. It is a reasonable request, as in most market transactions, for the consumers to be aware of and consent to the cost of a health care procedure.

The legislation would allow the health care provider to decide how they publish the costs of the procedures.

As the government absorbs significantly more of the cost for health care, it is paramount that transparency and accountability be part of the process.

At the time a patient schedules an appointment with a health care provider, they should be aware of the cost of the procedure, regardless of who is paying for the procedure.

Please consider co-sponsoring this important piece of health care transparency legislation.

Thank you.

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Introduced as HB1876