This is a great beginning. Finally.... Good on Trump for this one. I don't think this solves it all, but this is a HUGE step in the right direction. Health-care stocks rise as Trump talks new price disclosure rules for hospitals and insurers Now we need to do a couple of other things... 1. gradually move us out of a employer-sponsored system to a buy-your-own 2. enforce rules that say you can't charge Bill one price, and Tom another price without medically significant reasoning (smoking, weight, age, etc) The mortgage industry has a good model for this. They have cost bands and once a price is quoted for certain aspects of real estate transactions they have to stay within a 10% threshold of that initial quote and anything outside of that band, the lender typically eats as a cost of doing business. Medical procedures should be done the same way. With all the data we have now, medical providers can certainly figure out an "average" cost for a procedure and give relatively accurate quotes up front. They should then be held accountable for that quote.