If you want price transparency in health care, this is your chance. The Healthcare PRICE Transparency Act was recently introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to bring much-needed accountability, transparency, and competition to the healthcare industry.
The Healthcare PRICE Transparency Act will make price transparency the law of the land.
The Healthcare PRICE Transparency Act will allow you to shop for healthcare services, tests, or procedures just as you shop for anything else on the market: by seeing prices upfront, comparing prices and provider reviews, and finding the best value.
Price transparency will create a truly competitive, functional healthcare marketplace—one that will give you the freedom to choose your health care, which will ultimately lead to lower costs and increased choices for all patients.
However, hospital lobbies and special interest groups are already fighting this tooth and nail. They recently took healthcare price transparency out of the draft stimulus. We cannot underestimate the power and influence of their lobbying arm. That’s why it is important that your senators hear from you and why systemwide healthcare price transparency is so critical.
Contact your Members of Congress today to urge them to support the Healthcare PRICE Transparency Act.