Senator Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa recently spoke with Breitbart News and a really urgent request for President Joe Biden:
“‘Step up’ and enforce the Donald Trump healthcare price transparency rule.”
Under 15% of hospitals have complied with Donald Trump’s rule that hospitals must post prices online for all of their medical services.
Anybody who’s ever seen a medical professional knows that the prices are nothing but a bunch of baloney, meant to be haggled over by insurance companies and to absolutely destroy ordinary people who didn’t know what they were signing up for.
“These transparency measures are important to empowering patients, increasing competition, and ultimately lowering health care costs for Iowa families, which is why my colleagues and I have been pushing to solidify the Trump administration policies that were put in place,” Ernst said. “The Biden administration needs to step up, enforce these transparency policies, and make sure Iowans and all Americans have access to information about the costs associated with their health care.”
Ernst was one of the founding members of the Healthcare PRICE Transparency Act in 2020, which ended up as the basis for Trump’s healthcare executive order.
One of her partners, Senator Chuck Grassley said in 2020 that “An extra dose of transparency will bring more accountability and competition to the health care industry. It’s time for Americans to have more financial information available to them when going to the hospital and working with their insurance companies. I applaud President Trump’s continued commitment to bring more sunlight to the health care industry.”
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