Text: H.R.4808 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/16/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4808


To promote transparency in health care pricing.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 16, 2018

Mr. Perlmutter (for himself and Mr. Gallagher) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To promote transparency in health care pricing.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Transparent Health Care Pricing Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Transparency in All Health Care Pricing.

(a) In general.—Any and all individuals or business entities, including hospitals, physicians, nurses, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, dentists, and any other health care related providers or suppliers that offer or furnish health care related items, products, services, or procedures (as defined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services) for sale to the public shall publicly disclose, on a continuous basis, all prices for such items, products, services, or procedures in accordance with this section.

(b) Manner of disclosure.—The disclosure required under subsection (a) shall—

(1) be made in an open and conspicuous manner;

(2) be made available at the point of purchase, in print, and on the Internet; and

(3) include all wholesale, retail, subsidized, discounted, or other such prices the individuals or business entities described in such subsection accept as payment in full for items, products, services, or procedures such individuals or business entities furnish to individual consumers.

(c) Penalties.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services may investigate any and all individuals or business entities that fail to comply with the requirements of this section and may impose on such individuals or business entities civil fines, or other civil penalties, as determined appropriate by the Secretary.