Biden touts actions to promote competition in aviation and agriculture sectors
Airlines for America, which counts American, United, Delta, Southwest, JetBlue, Hawaiian and Alaska among its member airlines, noted in response to a question about the proposed rule that their members already disclose an assortment of fees.
“A4A member airlines – who are fierce competitors – already provide transparency to consumers, from first search to landing. American airlines are committed to providing the highest quality of service, which includes the clarity regarding ticket prices, fees and conditions,” Airlines for America said. the spokesperson said in an email. “A4A passenger carriers provide airfare breakdown details on their websites, providing consumers with clear information on the total cost of a ticket. This includes transparency regarding taxes and government fees on airline tickets. ‘plane, which account for more than 20% of many domestic flights. stop, return tickets.’
On the health policy front, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have announced that they will make nursing home ownership data public – and that nursing home ownership data could be linked to identifying data. the performance of jointly owned nursing homes.
It’s part of a larger effort to shed light on what’s going on in federally funded nursing homes. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed broader structural issues in federally funded nursing homes, ranging from poor quality of care to understaffing. Nursing homes have had one of the worst death rates throughout the pandemic.
The Department of Agriculture, meanwhile, was announcing initiatives, including a partnership effort with state attorneys general to expedite antitrust investigations.