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The Health 202: Biden says he'll enforce Trump-era rules requiring hospitals to post their prices

By Washington Post  
   July 13, 2021

President Biden is putting his foot down on a price transparency rule that many hospitals have skirted over the past seven months. On Friday, Biden released an executive order instructing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to “support” price transparency regulations issued by the Trump administration. Starting on Jan. 1, hospitals were required to post the prices they charge cash-paying customers and the rates they negotiate with insurers — figures that were largely obscured from public scrutiny.

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