US to force hospitals to reveal rates

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Published November 16, 2019, 10:21 AM

By Agence France-Presse

The Trump administration said Friday it would begin forcing US hospitals to publish their prices of care and the discounted deals they reach with insurers from 2021 in a bid to rein in health care costs.

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar unveiled the health care transparency initiative at the White House (AFP Photo/Zach Gibson/MANILA BULLETIN)

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a separate new rule that would force private insurance companies to give patients cost estimates before they see a doctor or get treatment.

The initiative is part of a wider effort to ensure more transparency in the US health care industry, which is notorious for being opaque when it

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