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The Health 202: Trump orders hospital price transparency, seeking to rewrite health-care campaign script
The Washington Post

President Trump just signed an executive order that is aimed squarely at tackling a top concern of 2020 voters: The high cost of health care and the lack of transparency about how much they’ll have to pay for it.

The order signed yesterday aims to shine a light on the secretive rates insurers pay hospitals for medical services. These rates are virtually impossible for American patients to obtain, forcing them to accept care with little to no idea of how much money it will cost them — or where they could get the same services cheaper.