President Trump signs a decree on Monday, requiring health care costs, published before patients receive the services, a comprehensive health care review, if implemented.
"This is a great act," said Mr Trump, adding that people have no idea how big it is, and some say it is an action that is greater than the health sector itself. "… This is greater than anything we've done in this particular realm."
Health and Human Resources Secretary Alex Azar told journalists earlier on Monday that the order is intended to ensure that patients have access to an explanation of their benefits prior to a medical examination ̵
"What we say is that you have the right to know this information before the service," a senior administrative official said on a conference call with journalists on Monday morning.
It is unclear how the executive order will be enforced – it is likely to face many setbacks from many insurance companies and hospitals.