✦ A federal district judge upheld the Trump administration’s proposed rule to force hospital systems to reveal the prices they negotiate with insurers. The American Hospital Association (AHA), which brought a suit against HHS over the rule, said it would appeal the decision. The judge, Carl Nichols, who was appointed by President Trump, said that HHS fulfilled all of its statutory obligations in issuing the rule and criticized the AHA’s evidence, writing that HHS’s case was “more persuasive than a decades-old case study involving Danish ready-mixed concrete contracts and research predating the transparency measures promulgated at the state level.”
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