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Scott Proposal Would Cap Hospital Charges

Stethoscope on a pile of dollars.
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Gov. Rick Scott is recommending a health care price transparency bill that would limit how much hospitals charge patients, Politicoreports.

He cites unfair trade practice acts in the price cap bill, posted late last week on the website of his Commission on Health Care and Hospital Funding, according to Politico. Excessive charges, the proposalstates, would be those that are more than 15 percent above what the facility accepts, Politico reports.

Another publication, St.Petersblog, reported last week that Scott has yet to find a sponsor for the bill in Florida’s House of Representatives.

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