Senate advises greater disclosure of healthcare costs

Consumers have been asking for it, and now the U.S. Senate may oblige. The Senate has released draft legislation that members think would help contain healthcare costs through greater disclosure. The legislation would force an employer to disclose how much it pays for an employee's healthcare, including the combined value if the employee holds several separate plans. Senate officials proposing the bill believe that if workers knew how much they were paying for healthcare, they would either find ways to be more efficient, or demand that their employers make changes to help save money. Article

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