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Republicans And Democrat Want To Empower Patients To Sue Hospitals That Don’t Post Prices – CBS Denver

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DENVER (CBS4)– Imagine being able to go online and shop around for health care like you do anything else. Under a federal rule that took effect last year, hospitals should be posting the prices they negotiate with insurers online, but many have dragged their feet.

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Some state lawmakers say if fines don’t get their attention, maybe litigation will.

Representatives Patrick Neville, a Republican, and Daneya Esgar, a Democrat, are sponsors of a bill that’s aimed at hospitals that have refused to post prices to protect profits greater than the federal penalties they face.

Their bill would allow people to sue and have their bill dismissed if, on the day they received care, the hospital wasn’t in compliance with the federal rule. The hospital would also have to pay a…

CBS Denver

2022-04-15 19:40:01

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