Medical bill Policy experts think it may be more effective to push insurers to help patients better understand how much of the bill they'll have to pay themselves. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As part of the proposed annual inpatient hospital rule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is asking hospitals to take the initiative and disclose their prices to patients.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.