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Trump Pens Health-Care Order, Now Agencies Must Make it Happen

June 26, 2019, 10:27 AM

After signing his executive order on price transparency in health care June 24, President Donald Trump handed Health Secretary Alex Azar the official leather-bound document—a physical representation of what’s to come.

The order tasks the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, Treasury, and others with taking actions to make it easier for patients to know what they’re paying for their health services and why. That means it’s now up to agency leaders, like Azar, to figure out how to bring Trump’s vision to fruition. But to keep them feasible, the proposals those agencies produce likely won’t be as clear-cut ...

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