The concert, hosted by Power to the Patients will take place on Thursday right before the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, D.C.
Joe and the organization is slated to speak to lawmakers on Capital Hill to discuss legislation to advocate for healthcare price transparency. A news conference has also been scheduled to discuss what the lawmakers and the organization have discussed prior to the gathering.
According to data compiled by Power to the Patients, only 25% of hospitals are actually adhering to the guidelines set by the federal Hospital Price Transparency Rule.
The Hill spoke to Joe to explain why he will be in D.C. fighting for equal and fair pricing from hospitals for all people.
“Our healthcare system needs comprehensive reform and I remain committed to using my platform to work alongside Power to the Patients and give a voice to the voiceless.
The All the Way Up recording artist and Power to the Patients are demanding legislation for hospitals and insurance companies to have transparency when it comes to pricing.
“We must demand accountability from hospitals and insurers, so people can get a transparent understanding of the cost of their medical bills and make more informed financial decisions on healthcare services.
“With prices hidden, often times, the bills are not even consistent at the same hospital,” he added. “It’s tearing families apart.”
Although the performers, Joe, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross and French Montana will be in town for this event, there has been no information regarding where and when the concert will take place.