Man looking at wall of questions A basic problem with Trump’s order on price transparency is that it is too vague, giving providers considerable leeway in how and what to report. (Image: Shutterstock)

President Trump’s June executive order mandating healthcare providers to increase price transparency tapped into a popular thread in American politics. But whether Trump’s two-part plan to bring pricing into the open will actually result in lower overall spending on health services is dependent upon so many variables that its true impact will not be felt for years.

Or so says Anna D. Sinaiko, MPP, PhD, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, author of a recent analysis of the executive order published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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