WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan bill put forth by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03), the Health Insurance Price Transparency Act, was included as part of the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act that passed the House on Monday with resounding bipartisan support. 

"Every American has the right to know the true cost of their healthcare services before seeing a bill," said Congressman Fitzpatrick. "My Health Insurance Price Transparency Act protects patients by demanding transparency and ensuring that important information about treatment options is readily available. I am thrilled to see this legislation included in our larger package, the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act, which passed with bipartisan support. I thank Chairman Smith, Chairwoman Foxx, and Chairwoman Rodgers for their support."

“With the House’s passage of this critical legislation this week, we are one step closer to making health care costs more transparent and easier to understand, so Americans can make the best decision for themselves and their family,” said Congresswoman Lee. “Common-sense, bipartisan solutions like these must be the priority here in Congress. I’m proud to partner with Congressman Fitzpatrick in that pursuit.”

“Millions of American families have struggled for far too long to afford the cost of their health care. What’s worse is they have been unable to anticipate those costs because our current system has left too many Americans at the mercy of nontransparent pricing on treatments, medicines, and procedures," said Chairman Smith. "By requiring nearly every corner of our health system to publicly disclose their prices, the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act will empower patients and create incentives to lower prices across the board. Americans will no longer be left in the dark, struggling to understand the true price of their health care."