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After European Union crackdown, Airbnb to show full prices upfront | TOPHOTELNEWS

After European Union crackdown, Airbnb to show full prices upfront | TOPHOTELNEWS

Airbnb will be changing how it displays accommodation listings following an intervention from the European Union Commission. The home-sharing giant will now show the full price of the stays that it is offering upfront on the results page. Those prices will include all charges, as well as fees such as service, cleaning charges and local […]

President Trump: Let traditional healthcare economics work | pennlive.com

President Trump: Let traditional healthcare economics work | pennlive.com

In recent weeks President Trump has floated a new rule that would require health care providers such as hospitals and doctors to publicly provide a price list of their services. This plan to improve so-called “price and quality transparency in American healthcare” sounds good at first blush, but it is important to think through the […]

Merkley | Americans have been ripped off by drug companies for too long | East Oregonian

Merkley | Americans have been ripped off by drug companies for too long | East Oregonian

Every year, I hold a town hall in every Oregon county. From coast to grasslands, Gorge to high desert, blue to red, there is one consistent issue that Oregonians ask me to address — the price of prescription drugs. Albert, in Linn County, pays $800 per dose for his wife’s immunosuppressant medication. I don’t know […]

Health Care Price Transparency: Reality or Mirage? | Managed Healthcare Executive

Health Care Price Transparency: Reality or Mirage? | Managed Healthcare Executive

On June 24, 2019, President Trump signed the Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First. The stated goal of the Order is to lower health care costs by providing patients with more cost information, in particular for “shoppable” services (i.e., services provided by numerous providers that patients can […]

Hertz and Avis Double Down on Ridehailing Strategy | Skift

Hertz and Avis Double Down on Ridehailing Strategy | Skift

Car rental companies Hertz and Avis have been investing in technology and alternative services to weather the advent of ridehailing apps. Although the efforts are still in early stages, they show signs of growing success. The Hertz Corporation posted solid results Wednesday for the second quarter of 2019, driven by increased pricing from its three […]

Price Transparency – Again: Eating the Elephant In Little Bites | Forbes

Price Transparency – Again: Eating the Elephant In Little Bites | Forbes

The Trump administration appears bent on helping consumers gain better insight into their healthcare purchases, though painstakingly doing so one small bite at a time. As contemplated in an earlier article, “Why Healthcare Price ‘Transparency’ Is A Myth, And What Consumers Can Do About It”  (https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffgorke/2019/01/23/why-healthcare-price-transparency-is-a-myth-and-what-consumers-can-do-about-it/#301c2bb97c3f), I offered that in 2018 the Centers for Medicare […]

Conservatives buck Trump over worries of ‘socialist’ drug pricing | TheHill

Conservatives buck Trump over worries of ‘socialist’ drug pricing | TheHill

Conservatives are growing increasingly uneasy with the Trump administration’s new drug pricing policy. President Trump is desperately seeking an elusive political win in his efforts to lower prescription drug costs, but he faces a hard sell to conservative groups and GOP lawmakers as he touts ideas traditionally favored by Democrats and presidential candidate Sen. Bernie […]

Australia – New Pricing Rules For Electricity Retailers. | Conventus Law

Australia – New Pricing Rules For Electricity Retailers. | Conventus Law

On 1 July 2019, the Electricity Retail Code came into force in New South Wales, South-Eastern Queensland and South Australia introducing a new Default Market Offer (“DMO”) for electricity customers.  At the same time, Victoria introduced its own Victorian Default Offer (“VDO”) for electricity customers together with Deemed Best Offer, Clear Advice Entitlement and GST […]

Amazon Penalizes Sellers That Offer Better Prices on Walmart.com | Fortune

Amazon Penalizes Sellers That Offer Better Prices on Walmart.com | Fortune

Amazon’s determination to offer shoppers the best deals is prompting merchants selling products on its marketplace to raise their prices on competing websites, a testament to the company’s growing influence over the e-commerce market. Amazon constantly scans rivals’ prices to see if they’re lower. When it discovers a product is cheaper on, say, Walmart.com, Amazon […]

Confusing train ticket jargon axed as rail bosses aim to simplify pricing on 100,000 routes | VIVA Lifestyle Magazine

Confusing train ticket jargon axed as rail bosses aim to simplify pricing on 100,000 routes | VIVA Lifestyle Magazine

Changes being made by rail companies this week will mean jargon has been slashed on tickets, making it easier for passengers to buy and use the right ticket. Train companies will be making it even easier to get the right ticket for people travelling on over 100,000 routes by slashing jargon such as ‘Any Permitted’ […]