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Florida bill seeks to clarify medical services pricing

Miami Herald, April 24, 2008
A bill being considered by the Florida Senate would require pricing information from hospitals for 150 of the most commonly performed medical procedures to be posted on a state website. Supporters of the proposal say it is a step towards creating greater transparency in the healthcare industry, which may help rein in runaway costs and improve quality. In addition, supporters say it would build on an overall effort to arm consumers with more information when making healthcare choices.