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Bill to Requires Upfront Price Disclosure

February 20th, 2008 by flanews

A new bill calls for health care reform. If passed, The Health Care Consumer’s Right to Information Act will require hospitals and physicians to provide price information on common procedures in advance. The bill would help consumers make better financial choices.

“We’re here to really stand united with one voice to make sure that people understand that we’re going to take steps to make sure that the info is available, that people understand it, that people can use it, that consumers can drive health care in the state as opposed to all kinds of other economic interests,” said state representative Juan Zapata.

According to the 2006 Harris poll, 60 percent of people receiving medical care did not know the costs of their treatment until they received the bill.

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