Washington D.C. – Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on healthcare price transparency:

“I applaud President Trump for proposing a bold framework for reforming the healthcare system. Today’s Executive Order is a step in the right direction. I’m hopeful it will expand consumer choice, encourage innovation, and empower patients through greater price transparency. It could lead to significant reductions in the average American’s healthcare costs by increasing competition among healthcare providers.

“These goals should be bipartisan. They have been in the past. But they cannot be achieved by passing one-size-fits-all proposals, like the Democrats’ misnamed Medicare-for-All. Our healthcare system already lacks clear prices and many areas lack true competition. Imagine how much worse it would be if government set prices and was the only provider of essential services.

“We need more choice, not more government control.

“I look forward to seeing the administration’s proposals for carrying out today’s Executive Order and stand ready to work with anyone who wants to increase transparency, competition, and innovation in our healthcare system.”