The law has passed. It will go into effect on January 1, 2021, for hospitals to show their prices and make them available to the public. The idea behind the law is so the public can choose which hospital they wish to use according to rates based on their health care providers. It is another way to help make healthcare programs more efficient, bring the out of pocket costs for the patient down, and gives the patient control of their choice. It also stops the secrecy of ripping off the patients and healthcare programs. Hospitals are furious and are filing a lawsuit currently to stop the law from taking effect.
The new law was issued last month, and the American Hospital Association is taking their case to court so they will not have to show the prices of their services on their websites. The plaintiffs stated, “The rule… does not provide the information patients need. Mandating the public disclosure of negotiated charges would create confusion about patients’ out-of-pocket costs, not prevent it.”
Hospitals claim it is a First Amendment violation, and they are demanding the prices stay confidential according to the contract terms negotiated between them and third-party payers. Hospitals also claim the new law will stop them from negotiating with the health insurance companies on arrangements that could lower the price for the company and the patients.
This is the most significant load of crock anyone has ever heard. Hospitals are notorious for ripping people and insurance companies off. That is why the prices are outrageous. It also stops people from having insurance because the cost of healthcare is so expensive due to these rip-offs.
There are other times President Trump has been challenged when it comes to the medical industry, including lowering drug costs for patients. The most recent was in July when a federal judge shot down the order and took the side of drugmakers. Pharmaceutical companies were forced to show the wholesale prices of the drugs they were advertising. The federal judge threw the case out and sided with the drugmakers and pharmaceutical companies, and the American citizens lost.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services, Caitlin Oakley, stated, “Hospitals should be ashamed that they aren’t willing to provide American patients the cost of a service before they purchase it. The administration would continue to fight for price transparency.”
Reuters reported, “The AHA, along with the Association Of American Medical Colleges and Federation Of American Hospitals, among others, said it would press for speeding up the decision on the rule, so hospitals do not spend time and resources preparing for what may be invalidated.”
When it comes to the hospitals, drug makers, and pharmaceuticals, they are all owned and ran by the Democrats. This would explain everything from fighting the president, the stupid healthcare laws in the past, the prices on everything, and the lack of service available when it comes to the wait times. There is no excuse for the prices to be so high and hidden. This was the Left’s plan all along.
Back in the old times, the medical field cared about the patient. No one was denied service according to financial issues. Now medication such as insulin and other life-saving drugs are so high, it is cheaper to die. But wait, isn’t that what Democrats want? Look at communism how they work behind the scenes to deplete the population.
The Left pretty much has what they want right now when it comes to controlling the medical industry. Researching on how to turn a country into a socialist nation will bring all this information to light. Controlling healthcare controls people.
America may be free on the outside, but behind closed doors lies corruption, especially when it comes to health insurance and hospitals. This corruption is what President Trump is pushing out from behind the closed doors. The only way to kill a snake is to pull it out from under the rocks. Snowflakes do not even realize that is what Trump is doing. But wait, it exposes them too!
To get a better understanding of how all this is corrupt and tied in with the Democrats, the question people need to ask themselves is, why would the hospitals be fighting this law? If the prices are made available, then American people have a leg to stand on and can dispute the outrageous amount of money that is wasted. It is only a matter of time.