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Trump signs executive order requiring hospitals to disclose prices to patients

24 days ago   |   By WYFF

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday aimed at making health care prices more readily available to consumers.
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Trump order aims to disclose 'real' costs for health care

Trump order aims to disclose 'real' costs for health care

24 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to keep costs down .
The idea is to give patients practical information that they can use to help save money. For example, if a hospital charges your insurer $3,500 for a type of echocardiogram and the same test costs $550 in a doctor's office, you might go for the lower-price procedure to save on copays.
But insurers said the idea could backfire, prompting hospitals that now give deeper discounts to try to raise their own...
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