April 18, 2018

Bipartisan Senate Working Group on Health Care Price Transparency Receives Nearly 1,000 Pages of Feedback

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tom Carper (D-DE), Todd Young (R-IN), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) announced they received nearly 1,000 pages of feedback from more than 130 groups and individuals in response to their February 28th letter to health care and patient communities seeking input on drafting legislation to improve price and quality transparency in the health care market and lower costs. The feedback will be publicly available at a later date.

“Patients should be able to see the price of a procedure or test before they get it done, not months later when they get a surprise bill in the mail,” the senators said today. “Health care price and quality transparency will encourage accountability, competition, better results, and lower costs. We greatly appreciate all the input we received from a wide variety of stakeholders across the ideological spectrum. Their ideas and suggestions will help us improve and create tools and policies to ensure patients have better cost and quality information as they make choices about their health care.”