Councilmember Julie Menin introduces legislation to oversee inflated hospital prices


A substantial group of City Council lawmakers joined public sector unions, healthcare advocates and even actress and activist Susan Sarandon in front of City Hall Wednesday to push for a bill that would create a city watchdog in charge of hospital price transparency.

“Now is the time to stop these inflationary prices and stop the hospitals from reaping billions of dollars from our friends and labor, from the private sector and from the city of New York,” said Julie Menin, the bill’s prime sponsor.