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House Insurance Committee Passes Hospital Pricing Transparency Bill

Transparency (Mar. 20, 2024) – Today, the House Insurance Committee, chaired by Rep. Bill Sutton (R-Gardner), passed House Bill 2825, enacting consumer protection related to hospital price transparency.

The committee voted on a division vote to recommend the bill favorably for passage on a vote of 7-9.

Voting for passage:

  • Rep. Leah Howell (R-Wichita)
  • Rep. Emil Bergquist (R-Park City)
  • Rep. Pat Proctor (R-Leavenworth)
  • Rep. Patrick Penn (R-Wichita)
  • Rep. Sean Tarwater (R-Stilwell)
  • Rep. Robyn Essex (R-Olathe)
  • Rep. Jeff Underhill (R-Junction City)
  • Rep. Mike Dodson (R-Manhattan)
  • Rep. Tory Blew (R-Great Bend)

Voting against the passage was:

  • Rep. Melissa Oropeza (D-Kansas City)
  • Rep. Ken Collins (R-Mulberry)
  • Rep. Kirk Haskins (D-Topeka)
  • Rep. Heather Meyer (D-Kansas City)
  • Rep. Silas Miller (D-Wichita)
  • Rep. Brandon Woodard (D-Lenexa)
  • Rep. Paul Waggoner (R-Hutchinson)

The legislation now goes to the House floor.