Appellate Court Heard Arguments Against Price Transparency Today
They weren’t buying the BS being thrown at them by the American Hospital Association.
Every American should listen to today’s hearing. It’s not just fascinating; it’s also a great lesson in how our legal system works. Here’s the recording.
Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard what should be the final challenge before new rules requiring hospitals to publish the prices they’ve negotiated with insurance carriers take effect on January 1st. While I’m sure AHA will appeal all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, there’s no time left to stop the moving train.
The questions asked by the judges today reveal a court that is as skeptical of the hospital association as we are. They made it pretty clear that they are thinking about the American people first. It was refreshing.
Now it’s time for us to enforce the rights being granted to us under the Affordable Care Act. Please click the button below to submit your request to your local hospitals to be furnished with their price lists on January 1st. Then, please share the link with as many people as you can.