WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following the announcement of President Trump’s executive order on healthcare price and quality transparency.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Patients should know exactly what their medical procedures and prescription drugs cost before they ever get a bill. And just like in every other industry, American consumers should have the ability to shop around for the best deal. I applaud the President’s action to make information on out-of-pocket spending more readily available and to require hospitals to publicly disclose prices. I am fighting every day to give patients the information they need to make informed decisions for themselves and their families, and I support these efforts. Even in the hyper-partisan, dysfunctional world of Washington, D.C., creating more transparency in the healthcare system is something we must all support to help families across our nation.”
Senator Scott introduced his America First Drug Pricing Plan to address the soaring costs of prescription drugs by promoting transparency and preventing drug companies from forcing American consumers to subsidize low drug prices in foreign countries. He also introduced the Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills Act to end the practice of surprise medical billing and the Prescription Drug Price Reporting Act to create a consumer-friendly database of prescription drug prices.