Opinion: Patients Need a Financial Bill of Rights

Partners for Better Care believes that Americans should have access to the tools necessary to make the best and most informed decisions for their health and the health of their families. As this recent New York Times opinion piece outlines, out-of-pocket costs and financial information about care options are all to often missing from the decision-making conversation.

As both our Patent Charter and Health Care Principles state, Partners supports efforts to limit out-of-pocket costs and cost shifting to patients. We are also proud to have supported federal efforts aimed at making medical bills are easier to understand.

Partners for Better Care is a partnership of patient advocacy organizations and a diverse group of healthcare stakeholders. For more information about Partners or our healthcare principles, please visit PartnersforBetterCare.org.