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Trump Advances Health-Care Price Rules to Boost Transparency

  • Regulations would force hospitals, insurers to disclose prices
  • Health-care industry is expected to fight Trump plan
     

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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The Trump administration took a step closer to lifting the veil on opaque health-care prices Friday, advancing two regulations intended to give consumers more information about what they pay for medical services.

Administration officials said the policies would create a transparent marketplace where people know how much they will have to pay before receiving medical care and can compare prices from competing hospitals. Industry groups representing hospitals and insurance companies criticized the proposal, and the hospital industry said it would challenge it in court.