Ending Surprise Medical Billing:
Energy and Commerce is leading the charge to protect patients from surprise medical billing. 1-in-5 ER visits in the United States result in a surprise medical bill.
E&C under the leadership of Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) is conducting investigations and have held a hearing and crafted legislation to protect Americans from this terrible practice.
“People are getting ripped off and we are going to protect patients from surprise billing — we are committed to seeing this through,” committee leaders said in a joint op-ed.
Could you afford a $50,000 surprise medical bill?
In a hearing, one of the witnesses, Sonji Wilkes, shared how she received a $50,000 surprise medical bill at an in-network facility. Watch below:
Sonji Wilkes testifying at hearing on receiving a $50,000 surprise medical bill
Energy and Commerce is conducting bipartisan, bicameral investigations into the practices surrounding surprise medical billing.
Read about the investigation into physician companies and insurers here.
Read about the investigation into private equity here.
Walden and Pallone speaking to Katy Tur on MSNBC
Surprise Billing State-by-State