Bloomberg Law
June 23, 2020, 7:51 PMUpdated: June 23, 2020, 11:59 PM

Hospitals Lose Legal Skirmish Over Price Disclosure Requirement (2)

Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler

The Trump administration can keep its rule requiring hospitals to disclose the prices they privately negotiate with insurance companies, a federal district court held.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Tuesday rejected hospital industry groups’ claims that the Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule that was arbitrary and capricious, exceeded its rulemaking authority, and violated the First Amendment by mandating speech that fails to directly advance a substantial government interest.

The court instead granted the Trump administration’s motion for summary judgment. It upheld the rule, which is a policy the administration has been pushing ...

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