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Schaer: Assembly GOP Should Understand the Bill Before Criticizing Efforts To Improve Healthcare Transparency

(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer (D-Passaic/Bergen) released the following statement Wednesday after Assembly Republicans held a news conference on the Healthcare Disclosure and Transparency Act he is sponsoring to improve patient protections:

“This legislation seeks to give New Jerseyans the information they need to make informed, financially prudent decisions regarding their own medical care. It will help New Jerseyans make the right choices and protect them from unexpected medical costs.
“In no way, under any reasonable view, will it entice doctors to sue their patients.
“Before Assembly Republicans hold their next news conference on one of my bills, they might want to give me a call. They’ll find my door always to be open to them so I can explain the legislation to them and they can fully understand it.”