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Opinion: Hospital prices are now public, that is unlikely to push them down

By The Economist  
   January 11, 2019

From the day it became law, the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has been a party piñata for the Republicans. They keep bashing it from all sides, trying to tear it apart. But one of its provisions was embraced and even bolstered by the Trump administration: as of January 1st hospitals are obliged to post online the standard charges for all of their services.

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