By Consumers for Quality Care, on December 13, 2023
For Immediate Release
December 13, 2023
Consumers for Quality Care Issues Statement on House Passage of Lower Costs, More Transparency Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Consumers for Quality Care issued the following statement applauding the passage of the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act by the U.S. House of Representatives with an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote.
“The House’s passage of the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act is a critical step to reduce health care costs by increasing price transparency, enacting site-neutrality, and reigning in PBMs.
“For too long, reduced competition between health care providers has left consumers with little choice in care, while a lack of price transparency has simultaneously kept them in the dark on what they will be expected to pay for services.
“This legislation has the potential to help protect consumers from bad practices being utilized by hospitals and PBMs across the country and, if passed, will protect more Americans from falling into medical debt. Consumers for Quality Care urges the Senate to immediately take up this legislation and give Americans the relief that they deserve.”
Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) is a coalition of advocates and former policymakers working to provide a voice for patients in the health care debate as they demand better care. CQC is led by a board of directors that includes the Honorable Donna Christensen, physician and former Member of Congress; Jim Manley, former senior advisor to Senators Edward Kennedy and Harry Reid; Jason Resendez, community advocate and health care strategist; and Mary L. Smith, former CEO of the Indian Health Service.