Bruce Rueben

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott has made health-care cost transparency a priority this year, and a Northeast Florida lawmaker is sponsoring a version of Scott’s vision.

Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) has filed a bill would make average prices for common hospital procedures easily accessible to patients.


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Gov. Rick Scott talked Tuesday with Jacksonville residents who say they’ve been the victims of hospital price gouging.

It’s part of the governor’s push to bring down health care costs by making prices more transparent.

Florida hospital officials are calling Scott’s framing of the issue irresponsible and inaccurate.