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As Rick Scott travels to D.C. for hospital transparency talk, he again pushes price-fixing proposal at home

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Rick Scott is at it again, calling for more government meddling in health care, by featuring a plan for government-regulated prices on inpatient admissions, outpatient visits and other medical procedures. Scott may have consistently paid lip service to the idea of free-market competition, but in 2016, he has renewed a push for legislation that, if passed, could lead to “competition-killing price caps” on Florida hospitals. Coincidentally, the new effort comes just as the governor visits Washington D.C. this week to…

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