Mayor Adams inks bill aiming to let more New Yorkers shop around for healthcare


Mayor Eric Adams signed a City Council bill on Friday creating a new Office of Healthcare Accountability that promises to let New Yorkers compare prices among public and private hospitals across the five boroughs on its website.

The bill, sponsored by City Council Member Julie Menin (D-Manhattan), unanimously passed the council earlier this month. In addition to making information about the costs of hospital procedures available on its website, the office would bring together stakeholders to examine health care costs, provide recommendations on hospital expenses and collect and make public financial documents from hospitals.