American Hospital Association et al. v. Azar 

Docket No.
Appellate Court
District of Columbia Circuit


  • Invalidate all or part of a federal regulation
  • Stop the government from enforcing the statute or regulation


Litigation Content

Why this Matters:

The plaintiffs argue that price transparency regulations under the Affordable Care Act requiring hospitals to post standard charge information based on negotiated rates for common or shoppable items or services violate the statute, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the First Amendment. Broad health care transparency and disclosure measures can help facilitate more informed health care decisions for consumers, promote more high value care, and potentially lower health care prices.

Potential Impact:

If the federal government could not craft price transparency regulations, consumers would lose a valuable tool to make informed decisions and potentially face higher health care prices.