Queens lawmaker joins labor leaders to unveil bill cracking down on hospital pricing practices

After witnessing the COVID-19 pandemic devastate her neighborhoods of Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights last year, Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz joined her colleagues and union leaders Saturday, June 5, to unveil a groundbreaking new legislative proposal.

The Hospital Equity and Affordability Law (HEAL) is aimed at preventing anti-competitive hospital contracting practices and “out-of-control” pricing structures that hurt patients and act as a barrier to affordable care.

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