Here is the interview I did with the “Muskogee Phoenix,” regarding the mandated price transparency now being proposed here in Oklahoma. In all fairness to Rep. Hulbert, he seems like a good guy and is no doubt well-intentioned. I fault him on only one thing: underestimating the extent to which the big hospitals will throw down over this issue with their pals in the state legislature.
In his defense is this: he may have given consideration to how awful it will look for the hospitals to publicly fight like badgers, defending their power to shove blind-sided bankruptcy down people’s throats. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
G. Keith Smith, M.D.