The Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Patients from Surprise Medical Bills Advanced Out of Committee by Voice Vote
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released a joint statement today following full Committee passage of H.R. 3630, the No Surprises Act:
“Today the Energy and Commerce Committee took a significant step forward in our determined effort to protect patients and families from surprise medical bills. From the outset, our top priority has been to hold patients harmless in situations where, through no fault of their own, they receive a surprise bill from an out-of-network health care provider, and that’s exactly what the No Surprises Act will do.
“With this strong, bipartisan vote, the days of patients receiving financially devastating surprise health care bills are numbered. The No Surprises Act will shield consumers from these outrageous billing practices while striking a fair balance between the stakeholders who have allowed this clear market failure to persist for decades at the patients’ expense. We look forward to continuing to work together to advance this bill across the finish line for American patients,” said Walden and Pallone.
H.R. 3630, introduced by Republican Leader Walden and Chairman Pallone, was incorporated into H.R. 2328, the Reauthorizing and Extending America’s Community Health Act, with amendments during a full Committee markup.