Letter to Congress on Advancing Bipartisan Same Service Same Price Proposals
Consumers First and Consumers for Fair Hospital Pricing sent a new letter to Congressional leadership urging the 118th Congress to act now to remedy some of the most obvious health system failings by improving price transparency, increasing healthy competition, and ensuring that patients pay the same price for the same health care service. Specifically, our coalitions call on Congress to come together and advance key provisions from House and Senate bipartisan proposals, including H.R. 5378, the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act, in an end-of-year package.
These coalitions represent families, workers, primary care clinicians, employers, and health care consumers across the United States. The letter is signed by Families USA and the steering committees of Consumers First (American Academy of Family Physicians; American Benefits Council; American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees; and Purchaser Business Group on Health) and Consumers for Fair Hospital Pricing (Colorado Consumer Health Initiative; Consumers for Quality Care; Health Access California; Pennsylvania Health Action Network; and U.S. PIRG).