Martin O'Malley
Democrat

Martin O'Malley's policies onHealthcare

Require clarity in healthcare billing and fairness for the uninsured

Hospitals’ continued use of “charge masters”—the lengthy lists of prices for every hospital service delivered and device used—imposes arbitrary and excessive costs on patients, particularly those who lack insurance and can least afford it. O’Malley will stop the use of ridiculously inflated fee schedules and in their place require clear and transparent bills. He would also work to ensure that low-income and uninsured people are not charged more than the Medicare rate for a given service.

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