The cost of uncompensated care and both sides try to influence legislation on the topic of surprise billing. With tens of millions at play supporting messaging, how can consumers separate fact from rhetoric?
- "Public Charge Rule to Boost Uncompensated Care Costs, Hospitals Say" The AHA and five other hospital groups want to prevent the public charge rule from taking effect next month, arguing the rule would increase uncompensated care costs. Article
- "Physician staffing firms are behind $30M campaign to stop surprise-billing legislation, Politico says" Physician staffing companies are backing a "dark money" group that has poured $30 million into their campaign to stop a leading surprise-billing solution under consideration in Congress, according to Politico. Article
- "Broad coalition unites against surprise medical bills" The nine-member group wants Congress to protect consumers from excessive out-of-network charges and require provider transparency on treatment options and costs. Article