Congress Letting Our Nation Down: New Poll Shows Nearly 90% of Voters Want Congress to Act Immediately to Pass Legislation to Protect Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

Wednesday, November, 13th, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/press-releases/congress-letting-our-nation-down-new-poll-shows-nearly-90-of-voters-want-congress-to-act-immediately-to-pass-legislation-to-protect-patients-from-surprise-medical-bills/

Congress Needs to Act Immediately to Stop Surprise Medical Bills, Says National Campaign

Thursday, September, 26th, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/press-releases/congress-needs-to-act-immediately-to-stop-surprise-medical-bills-says-national-campaign/

Oppose the Ruiz Amendment and Support the Underlying Surprise Billing Legislation

Wednesday, July, 17th, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/press-releases/statement-oppose-ruiz-amendment-and-support-underlying-surprise-billing/

Senate Leaders Put People before Politics with Bipartisan Effort to Address Surprise Medical Bills and other Health Priorities

Wednesday, June, 19th, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/press-releases/statement-senate-leaders-put-people-politics-bipartisan-effort-address-surprise/

Families USA applauds members of the U.S. Senate Bipartisan Working Group for introducing the STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act

Friday, May, 17th, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/press-releases/statement-families-usa-applauds-members-us-senate-bipartisan-working-group/

Energy and Commerce Committee‘s Draft Legislation Will Provide Critical Protection for Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills

Wednesday, May, 15th, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/press-releases/statement-energy-and-commerce-committees-draft-legislation-will-provide-critical-protection-for-consumers-from-surprise-medical-bills/

Frederick Isasi Will Testify at the House Education and Labor Committee Hearing on Surprise Medical Bills– Will Tell Congress that “Distorted Economic Incentives in the Health Care Sector are Overwhelming the Interests of Patients and Families”

Monday, April, 1st, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/press-releases/statement-frederick-isasi-will-testify-at-the-house-education-and-labor-committee-hearing-on-surprise-medical-bills-will-tell-congress-that-distorted-economic-incentives-in-the-heal/

House committees’ move surprise billing legislation ahead of May deadline

Saturday, February, 15th, 2020

Modern Healthcare

https://www.modernhealthcare.com/politics-policy/house-committees-move-surprise-billing-legislation-ahead-may-deadline

 

 

House committee advances provider-friendly surprise billing fix

Wednesday, February, 12th, 2020

Modern Healthcare

https://www.modernhealthcare.com/politics-policy/house-committee-advances-provider-friendly-surprise-billing-fix

House Looks At Surprise Billing Proposals

Monday, February, 10th, 2020

Insurance News Net

https://insurancenewsnet.com/innarticle/house-looks-at-surprise-billing-proposals#.XkW06WhKg2w

House committees unveil surprise billing legislation

Friday, February, 7th, 2020

The Hill

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/overnights/482093-overnight-health-care-new-surprise-billing-legislation-released

US families hit with huge surprise medical bills: What can be done.

Wednesday, January, 15th, 2020

Nightline

https://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/us-families-hit-huge-surprise-medical-bills-68321419?cid=clicksource_574_null_card_image

Congress will try to score drug pricing, surprise billing wins in 2020

Friday, January, 3rd, 2020

Modern Healthcare

https://www.modernhealthcare.com/politics-policy/congress-will-try-score-drug-pricing-surprise-billing-wins-2020

Demand for Medical Cost Transparency Spurs Change

Monday, December, 23rd, 2019

Web MD

https://www.webmd.com/health-insurance/news/20191223/demand-for-medical-cost-transparency-spurs-change

Welcome to the Club (That You Don’t Want to Join)

Wednesday, December, 18th, 2019

ABC Radio

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/start-here/id1355180130?i=1000459956432

Surprising Swings In Momentum For Legislation On Surprise Medical Bills

Tuesday, December, 17th, 2019

Kaiser Health News

https://khn.org/news/congress-compromise-legislation-on-surprise-medical-bills/

Top Dem Accused of Putting Private Equity Before Sick and Poor by Killing Effort to End ‘Devastating’ Surprise Medical Bills

Tuesday, December, 17th, 2019

Common Dreams

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/17/top-dem-accused-putting-private-equity-sick-and-poor-killing-effort-end-devastating

Congress Likely to Punt Surprise Billing Legislation to 2020

Tuesday, December, 17th, 2019

Medscape

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/922754

Turf war derails bipartisan push on surprise medical bills

Friday, December, 13th, 2019

The Hill

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/474520-turf-war-derails-bipartisan-push-on-surprise-medical-bills

Congress’s new plan to end surprise medical bills, explained

Tuesday, December, 10th, 2019

Vox

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/12/9/21003480/stop-surprise-medical-bills-legislation

Competing House surprise billing plan muddies path of White House-backed legislation

Monday, December, 9th, 2019

Healthcare Dive

https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/competing-house-surprise-billing-plan-muddies-path-of-white-house-backed-le/568682/

House lawmakers may revive provider-friendly surprise billing proposal

Wednesday, December, 4th, 2019

Modern Health Care

https://www.modernhealthcare.com/politics-policy/house-lawmakers-may-revive-provider-friendly-surprise-billing-proposal

Crunch time for Congress on surprise medical bills

Monday, November, 25th, 2019

The Hill

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/471405-crunch-time-for-congress-on-surprise-medical-bills

Groups Try To Renew Momentum On ‘Surprise’ Bill Legislation

Friday, November, 15th, 2019

Politico

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-pulse/2019/11/14/new-price-transparency-rules-landing-tomorrow-782422

Poll aims to reignite federal surprise-billing debate

Thursday, November, 14th, 2019

Becker’s Hospital Review

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/poll-aims-to-reignite-federal-surprise-billing-debate.html

Nearly half of Americans say they’ve been hit with a surprise medical bill

Thursday, November, 14th, 2019

Vox

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/11/13/20961663/poll-stop-surprise-medical-bills-legislation

It can happen to anyone of us, an air ambulance ride costing $53,000

Thursday, August, 15th, 2019

News 5 Cleveland- TV

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/investigations/diagnosis-debt/it-can-happen-to-anyone-of-us-an-air-ambulance-ride-costing-53-000

Politicians Tackle Surprise Bills, but Not the Biggest Source of Them: Ambulances

Monday, July, 22nd, 2019

The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/upshot/ambulance-surprise-medical-bills-law.html

House Panel Strikes Deal On Surprise Billing

Thursday, July, 18th, 2019

POLITICO

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-pulse/2019/07/18/much-loathed-cadillac-tax-is-halfway-to-repeal-688392

Surviving Surprise Medical Bills

Wednesday, July, 3rd, 2019

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

https://www.kiplinger.com/article/insurance/T027-C000-S002-surviving-surprise-medical-bills.html?rid=SOC-email#.XVYSlDFaNsM.email

Congress Urged to Rein In Surprise ‘Out-Of-Network’ Medical Bills

Wednesday, June, 12th, 2019

Cox

https://www.wokv.com/blog/jamie-dupree/congress-urged-rein-surprise-out-network-medical-bills/nMIwv8S6u7UWgNiazrlW9L/

No Surprises Campaign Letter to the Education and Labor and Ways and Means Committees

https://familiesusa.org/resources/no-surprises-campaign-letter-to-the-education-and-labor-and-ways-and-means-committees/

Sign-On Letter to Congress: Pass Surprise Billing Legislation by End of Year

https://familiesusa.org/resources/sign-on-letter-to-congress-pass-surprise-billing-legislation-by-end-of-year/

Consumer Groups Letter on Surprise Bills to House of Representatives

https://familiesusa.org/resources/consumer-groups-letter-on-surprise-bills-to-house-of-representatives/

Families USA’s Letter to Capitol Hill on Support for Surprise Billing Legislation

https://familiesusa.org/resources/families-usas-letter-to-capitol-hill-on-support-for-surprise-billing-legislation/

Testimony on Surprise Billing Before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health

https://familiesusa.org/resources/testimony-on-surprise-billing-before-the-house-energy-and-commerce-subcommittee-on-health/