A invoice aimed at rooting out anti-competitive techniques in the health treatment sector will be read by the Typical Assembly’s Insurance policies and True Estate Committee Thursday, as lawmakers function to clamp down on growing health and fitness treatment prices. 

S.B. 416 would outlaw particular clauses in contracts among health and fitness care vendors and insurers that analysts say drive up wellbeing treatment charges and coverage premiums by limiting choices for consumers. Advocates say these anti-aggressive contract terms have develop into a lot more prevalent in current several years as the state’s overall health care sector has consolidated via mergers and acquisitions.