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Consumers Need Better (Not More) Information to Make Healthcare Decisions

Hospitals and health systems are eager to ensure patients have access to pricing information that is transparent, clear and useful. Unfortunately, newly updated Medicare price transparency rules that originated with the Affordable Care Act requiring hospitals to post to the internet their standard charges for each item or service they provide, will result in more information, not better information for consumers.  


Rural Hospitals Under Pressure: They Need Our Support

A recent article in The New York Times, “A Sense of Alarm as Rural Hospitals Keep Closing” highlights the implications of rural hospital closures, including diminished access to care in many parts of the country. 


Laying the Foundation for a Constructive Discussion of Healthcare in 2019

Exit polls show that healthcare was the driving issue for most Americans in Tuesday’s midterm elections. In fact, twice as many people cited concern about healthcare as any other matter.


Midterms Highlighted the Need to Work Together to Improve Healthcare

Exit polls show that healthcare was the driving issue for most Americans in Tuesday’s midterm elections. In fact, twice as many people cited concern about healthcare as any other matter.


Healthcare is #1 Issue in the Mid-term Elections

With election season in full gear, healthcare is again the top issue on the minds of voters. In congressional races across the nation, candidates are sparring over health coverage. Democrats have seized upon Republican incumbents’ votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and with it, important consumer protections, particularly for people with preexisting conditions.