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Fitzgerald Introduces Healthcare Competition Act


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From The Office of Kyle Fitzgerald
For Immediate Release 

Washington, DC – Sen. Kyle Fitzgerald (R-WV) spoke to the press after introducing the Healthcare Competition Act. 

“Healthcare in America should be more affordable and accessible for everyone. That is why today, I introduced the Healthcare Competition Act. One of the reasons that healthcare is so expensive in this country is because of medical consolidation. There are fewer hospitals than there used to be, there’s less competition, and they can charge whatever they want. The Healthcare Competition Act will increase competition and lower prices by giving the FTC resources and authority to prevent hospital mergers and investigate anti-competitive practices, providing grants to states that enact free market reforms to increase competition, reducing the cost of outpatient care by equalizing reimbursement rates for hospital outpatient departments and independent physician practices, prohibiting hospitals and insurers from using anti-competitive contract provisions to raise prices on patients, and encouraging hospital systems to de-consolidate by either accepting Medicare Advantage reimbursement rates from commercial payers or voluntarily divesting. Furthermore, the bill requires hospitals to publish the cost of their most common services – finally achieving true price transparency for American patients. While healthcare reform for the most part has generally focused on how we buy healthcare, the Healthcare Competition Act focuses on healthcare is sold. The Healthcare Competition Act will break up what has become a corrupt monopoly. The end result will be lower prices and better healthcare for the American people.”


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Former President Kyle Fitzgerald

Three-Time Republican Nominee

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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