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Congress Must Include Comprehensive Surprise Medical Billing Protections in the Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Mon, May, 4th, 2020

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Congress must include comprehensive surprise medical billing protections in the next covid-19 relief package

With the spread of COVID-19, families are more likely to receive surprise medical bills and are less financially able to handle them. Despite some limited action on the part of the U.S. Congress and Trump Administration, protections against most surprise medical bills during or after COVID-19 pandemic are almost nonexistent.

Rise in Surprise Medical Billing:

Many Experts believe that surprise billing during the pandemic is even more likely, as families are pushed to out-of-network facilities for health emergencies or routine care because hospitals are focused on treating COVID-19 patients' and staffing up with out-of-network providers to meet increased need for health services.

Congress Must Act Now

Congress has spent more than a year developing a bipartisan, bicameral solution to surprise medical bills. There is widespread Congressional agreemen

With the spread of COVID-19, families are more likely to receive surprise medical bills and are less financially able to handle them. Despite some limited action on behalf of the U.S. Congress and Trump Administration, protections against most surprise medical bills during or after the COVID-19 pandemic are almost nonexistent.

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