Hospitals Claim Pricing Transparency Will Increase HealthCare Costs

SOURCE: Health Affairs Blog

“Insurer stakeholders quickly panned the new rule, arguing that it is unnecessary and will lead to higher (not lower) health care prices.

It remains unclear if the rule will be challenged in court: the preamble includes an extensive legal justification after commenters questioned the Departments’ statutory authority and raised questions about the rule’s constitutionality. The rule also newly includes a severability clause.”

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