Transparent piggy bank If passed by the Senate and signed into law, the bill would require health-care providers to give detailed reports of staff on duty, the services they provide, the cost of those services.

The push for financial transparency in health care is gaining momentum on the state level as well as nationally.

House leaders in Washington state passed a bill that would increase financial transparency and reporting among health-care organizations, the “Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber” reported. The legislation would help the state better understand how health-care organizations are using tax dollars to serve different communities and allow for these organizations to be held accountable as government spending on health-care increases, said Nicole Macri, the prime sponsor.

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