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Lawmakers to mull bills aimed at boosting price transparency
Modern Healthcare

A House panel plans to take up a trio of bills aimed at increasing transparency and clarity in healthcare pricing, tackling an issue that has bedeviled the industry for decades and handcuffed efforts to turn everyday people into better purchasers of care.

“In order for people to make informed decisions and to be their own true consumer advocate in the purchase of healthcare, they have to be able to go somewhere to get valid information about cost, price and quality, too,” said Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas). “Cost and price are not the same thing, and there are very few places to go to get this.”