Bloomberg Law
Oct. 15, 2020, 4:20 PMUpdated: Oct. 15, 2020, 5:34 PM

Judges Signal Support for Hospital Pricing Disclosure Rule (1)

Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler

The nation’s second most powerful court seemed likely Thursday to uphold a rule that has become a cornerstone of the Trump administration’s health-care agenda and forces hospitals to disclose the prices they privately negotiate with insurance companies.

Judge David Tatel, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, questioned during virtual oral arguments why the plain language of the Affordable Care Act doesn’t allow for the rule.

“Isn’t it perfectly reasonable for the government to interpret this statute so it promotes the maximum amount of disclosure?” Tatel asked.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule ...

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