Pelosi Statement on Bipartisan, Bicameral Surprise Billing Agreement
Dec 11, 2020
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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement on the bipartisan, bicameral agreement on legislation to end surprise billing:
“The bipartisan, bicameral agreement announced tonight will finally protect patients from surprise bills in both emergency and scheduled care. And with the patient taken out of the middle, the legislation creates a fair process for health care providers and health plans to sort out the out-of-network costs between themselves.
“The surprise billing of patients for unexpected out-of-network care is deeply unfair and financially devastating to families. It must be stopped.
“I especially congratulate Chairman Frank Pallone of the Energy & Commerce Committee, Chairman Bobby Scott of the Education & Labor Committee, and Chairman Richie Neal of the Ways & Means Committee as well as Senator Alexander, Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, for their leadership and dedication in reaching this bipartisan agreement. The House will push for this critical legislation to end surprise billing to be passed as part of the end-of-year package.”
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