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The Trump administration aims to boost competition among hospitals and cut costs by letting consumers see how widely prices can vary for the same medical or surgical procedure. But health economists say patients typically have little choice in choosing their hospital. teekid/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Hospitals And Insurers Might Be Forced To Reveal The True Prices They Negotiate

A little-noticed Trump administration proposal would require hospitals, doctors and insurers to post the true, negotiated price for a medical procedure or service, as opposed to the "list" price.

The House Budget Committee displays copies of President Trump's new budget proposal on Capitol Hill on Monday morning. Presidential budget proposals are typically political documents, with Congress taking the lead to set federal spending levels. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Seeks More Border Wall Funding In New Budget

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Robert Neilson, a 76-year-old veteran, is seeking treatment at the San Diego VA after contemplating suicide three years ago. Matt Bowler/KPBS hide caption

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VA Struggles To Unlock The Reasons Behind High Suicide Rates Among Older Veterans

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U.S. Hospitals And Insurers Might Be Forced To Reveal The True Prices They Negotiate

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Diversion facilities like this one help protect endangered fish in California. Environmentalists say such protections would be weakened under a Trump administration plan to send more water to the state's farmers. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Shortcuts Science To Give California Farmers More Water

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