Government price fixing is not the answer
Congress is considering multiple pieces of legislation that address the issue of surprise billing. Unfortunately, some of the proposed legislation, as written, would resort to price fixing and more heavy-handed government interference in the delivery of health care.
Surprise billing is a problem for patients that needs to be solved, but the current pieces of legislation Congress is considering now are not the solution. These bills would protect the best interest of health insurance plans, while reducing patient access to vital medical care. It’s critical that our patients stay protected and are reasonably able to access the benefits their health plans promised when they signed up for coverage.