Do you want to know what your healthcare services and procedures will cost before you get care? Then speak up to protect price transparency.
The government recently implemented a rule (backed by citizens like you) that requires hospitals to post their prices online. But most hospitals (94.4%!) are NOT complying, because the penalty for hiding their prices is just a drop in the bucket for them.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking public comments right now on increasing the financial penalty for hospital noncompliance and strengthening the rule. But they need to hear from you before September 17.
The richest hospitals, special interest groups, and lobbyists are fighting this tooth and nail, because keeping you in the dark helps their bottom line.
By strengthening the rule and increasing penalties for noncompliance, the administration can deliver real healthcare price transparency, drive down prices through competition, and improve access to care and coverage for all Americans.
Urge the Biden administration to boldly enforce and strengthen this price transparency rule.
The bottom line: Consumers need real, guaranteed prices to have the financial certainty that they won’t be overcharged.