Poll: Swing-state voters don't want government intervention in surprise medical bills

General election voters in three swing states do not support a bipartisan bill that caps insurance company payments for "surprise" medical bills, according to a poll memo obtained by The Hill from President Donald Trump's campaign team.

Surprise medical bills occur when an insured patient unintentionally receives care from an out-of-network provider. It most often occurs in an emergency or when out-of-network physicians work at in-network hospitals. Legislation is working its way through the House and Senate that would cap how much insurance companies must pay for surprise medical bills, according to The Hill. It has bipartisan support.

However, it doesn't have support among most voters in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to a poll conducted by Fabrizio, Lee and Associates, the Trump campaign's pollster. While a majority of voters in all three states said insurance companies should be responsible for footing the bill, they didn't think the government should be involved, according to The Hill

Of the 500 likely general election voters surveyed, just 6 percent in Wisconsin, 10 percent in Michigan and 13 percent in Pennsylvania supported a government-led rate cap on surprise medical bills, according to the report.

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