Surprise Medical Bills May Be Curbed as Lawmakers Seek Deal

Bloomberg: “Republicans and Democrats are inching toward agreement on one health-care issue: ending surprise medical bills.”

“Staff for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been working on legislation to prevent instances where people are left with costly, unforeseen medical expenses despite having insurance coverage, with an eye on introducing a bill early in 2019, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said in an interview.”

“Insurers and hospitals have been fighting over how to solve this issue, with each side blaming the other. Meanwhile, lawmakers are close to finding common ground, Cassidy, a physician who is part of a six-member task force on the problem, said.”

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