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U.S. Sen. Rick Scott’s, R-Fla., proposal to offer more transparency on prescription drug prices is picking up some traction on Capitol Hill.
This week, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., doubled down on his proposal to add more transparency to medical billing.
Back in early May, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., unveiled the “Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills Act," which, he insisted, will “promote transparency in hospital billing and empower patients to fight against hospital price gouging.”
Rubio got some help from the Sunshine State last week as U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-NC, to bring out the House version of the bill.
Earlier this year, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took over as chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business Committee. At the end of last week, Rubio penned a piece that ran in the Tampa Bay Times about how small cigar companies have helped Florida.
“It is wrong to threaten a borrower’s livelihood by rescinding a professional license from those who are struggling to repay student loans, and it deprives hardworking Americans of dignified work,” Rubio said.
“There’s no reason patients shouldn’t know exactly what their prescription drugs cost before they get to the pharmacy. Today, I’m introducing the Prescription Drug Price Reporting Act to give patients the information they need to make informed decisions for themselves and their families," Scott said.
“The America First Drug Pricing Plan takes real steps to lower costs for patients and puts the consumer back in charge of their healthcare decisions,” Scott insisted. “Washington seems to have given up on reforming health care – I don’t accept that.
“Our bill is the America First Drug Pricing Plan. It is a real, common-sense solution to help the American people afford the live-saving drugs they need. It’s time for action,” Scott said.
“American consumers are facing a crisis of rising drug costs and we can’t wait any longer. I urge every senator to put themselves in the shoes of a family or a senior living on a fixed income who’s seen their drug costs triple in just a few years."