5 surprise-billing legislative updates

Here are five articles published in September about legislation to address surprise medical bills.

1. The House Education and Labor Committee delayed a vote on surprise-billing legislation, House aides and lobbyists told The Hill. Read more about the decision here.

2. Physician staffing firms are backing a "dark money" group that has poured $30 million into their campaign to stop a surprise-billing solution under consideration in Congress, according to PoliticoLearn more here.

3. As federal lawmakers work to address surprise medical bills, a proposal from former Florida Gov. Rick Scott has emerged in the legislative conversation, according to Florida Daily. Click here for more information.

4. Virginia hospitals and physicians are speaking out against a state regulatory agency's proposed rules to enforce surprise-billing legislation, according to The Roanoke Times. Learn more here.

5. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said last week  that she is "not intimidated" by a secretive group that has launched an advertising campaign to stop a surprise-billing solution under consideration in Congress, according to TV station WMUR. Read her full comments here.

 

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