President Trump Issues Health Care Executive Order

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new executive order signed by President Trump will require hospitals to be more transparent about the cost of health care services.

Under the order signed Monday, hospitals will have to provide patients with the cost of services before they’re given.

That gives people a chance to opt for a less costly option.

President Trump insists the move will change the game of health care by significantly lowering prices and giving patients more power.

But the order will likely face some blowback from insurers and hospitals, some of which argue the move will reduce competition, resulting in higher rather than lower prices.