Former hospital executive takes on 'price gouging' in healthcare, asks for presidential candidates' support

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Lawyer Steven I. Weissman, former president and director of Palm Springs General Hospital in Hialeah, Fla., earlier this month launched a campaign to end predatory healthcare pricing, also known as "price gouging."

He has promised to change the system, stating that he is "beating the proverbial drums now because there's a presidential campaign in high gear," according to a news release.

In the past week, more than 80,000 people have signed his petition to end predatory healthcare pricing.

Now, with that milestone behind him, he is urging presidential primary candidates, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to publicly support outlawing predatory healthcare pricing, according to a news release.

Mr. Weissman wants Congress to require healthcare providers to bill all patients, insured and uninsured, the same amount for the same service.

 

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