Administration: Price Transparency May Require Pivot From Insurance-Based Health Care

December 05, 2018
The Trump administration is pushing ideas that could improve health care price transparency but says those steps will be futile without changes that put consumers in direct control of their health spending. In a Monday report and subsequent remarks by HHS Secretary Alex Azar, the administration argues consumer reliance on third-party payers, including private plans and Medicare, shields consumers from the high cost of health care and is a significant reason health care costs continue to skyrocket. The Dec. 3...

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