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Lawmakers seek co-sponsors for healthcare pricing legislation
Modern Healthcare

Two House Democrats on Monday sought support from their colleagues regarding upcoming legislation on healthcare pricing transparency. Reps. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said in a letter that patients lack the information they need to “shop for” the best prices on procedures such as blood tests, colonoscopies and mammograms. The two lawmakers will soon introduce the Transparency in All Health Care Pricing Act of 2011 and have asked their House colleagues to endorse legislation by becoming original co-sponsors.