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Removing the “Gag Rule” on Health Care Price
New America Foundation

Patients seldom know the actual price of the care they receive from doctors and hospitals. In many states, including California, contracts between insurers and providers can include a “gag clause,” keeping the information confidential. Transparency advocates won a victory juist before the Memoridal Day break when the California state Assembly approved a bill (AB 2389) that would allow an insurer to share cost and quality data with its enrollees.

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