Hospitals’ Lawsuit Says Price Transparency Rule Violates Free Speech

By James Romoser
December 4, 2019 at 6:54 PM
The hospital industry sued the Trump administration Wednesday (Dec. 4) in a bid to block a controversial price transparency rule that requires hospitals to publish the rates they negotiate with insurers. The lawsuit says that forcing hospitals to disclose their secret negotiated rates violates the First Amendment, and that the rule runs afoul of the Affordable Care Act and the Administrative Procedure Act. “Hospitals and commercial health insurers keep the rates they privately negotiate confidential for good reason: it would...

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