TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature are finding common ground on how to protect consumers from price gouging at health care facilities.
With the legislative session set to open Tuesday, a pair of Republicans - Rep. Chris Sprowls and Sen. Rob Bradley - are sponsoring bills requiring facilities to provide further transparency on costs.
The bills come as a commission appointed by Scott is set to make its presentation on health care transparency before a House Select Committee on Affordable Healthcare Access on Friday.
The Legislature and commission are proposing a website that allows patients to search by condition and then the needed procedure. It could then provide price averages and ranges, along with itemizing tests and procedures.